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Lonzo Ball and UCLA are keeping an otherwise dull NCAA tournament alive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Duke is done. Villanova has vanished. Gonzaga's great bit it's not going to rate.But this NCAA tournament is going to keep being fun for as long as UCLA's still alive.The most entertaining show in college basketball -- on and off the court -- will continue for at least another week after the third-seeded Bruins ran away from No. 6 seed Cincinnati 79-67 on Sunday...
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March 20, 2017

LaVar Ball rips sons' high school coach over playoff loss

LaVar Ball is at it again.Chino Hills, Calif., lost last week in the CIF State Southern Regional Finals to Bishop Montgomery. And Chino Hills, of course, is the team that Ball's sons LiAngelo and LaMelo play for, so naturally, the loud-mouthed father had some words regarding the team’s playoff exit.Ball went on ESPN Los Angeles’ “Morning Show with Keyshawn, Jorge and LZ”...
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March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

We started the season with Duke as the No. 1 team and ended it with Villanova as the top squad, and neither school is still around after the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. So who are now the favorites to win the national championship and who are just playing with house money by just getting to the second weekend?Let's re-rank the teams that comprise the Sweet 16. We will look...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

8 biggest storylines entering the Sweet 16

In seemingly the blink of an eye, the NCAA Tournament was cut from 64 teams to 16 last weekend. As more than three-quarters of teams earning a tournament bid were sent home, we learned quite a bit about what to expect moving forward.First off, we learned just how good these 16 teams are and what kind of excellent games we can expect to see. With styles clashing and weaknesses capable...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball: UCLA One of Four Schools with both Women’s and Men’s Teams in the Sweet 16

UCLA Basketball has two teams that have made it to the Sweet 16 in their respective NCAA Tournaments. UCLA is a basketball school, but you already knew that. Though both Women’s and Men’s UCLA Basketball teams have had down years recently, they are back and they are dancing! After five days of madness between the […] UCLA Basketball: UCLA One of Four Schools with both Women’s...
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March 21, 2017

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

A week ago, your team made it into the NCAA Tournament and you were excited at the possibilities. Do this, beat them, hold on, make a run and you'd be in the Final Four in no time. Some teams were doing a little dreaming while others fully expected a great shot at a national championship. Sixteen of those teams remain while fans of the other 52 schools are left to wonder what happened...
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March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball, Tyler Dorsey take opposites routes to Sweet 16

As CBS’ Jon Rothstein puts it, “This is March.” It's glorious month filled with brackets busted by glass slippers and players plucked from obscurity by buzzer-beating buckets.However, as one settles into the tournament, there can be an inevitable struggle to find someone who embodies the kind of basketball you truly enjoy. Do you prefer ground-and-pound or sharpshooting from...
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March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

UCLA Football: A Look at the Bruins at Pro Day

The UCLA Football buzz yesterday wasn’t regarding breakout players for the 2017 college football season but rather Bruins looking to break into the NFL. In front of a large group of scouts from a number of NFL teams, these Bruins chased their dreams potentially one last time. In recent years UCLA Football Pro days have […] UCLA Football: A Look at the Bruins at Pro Day - Go Joe...
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March 22, 2017

What’s Bruin Show – Episode 128 – UCLA Basketball in the Sweet 16!

In Episode 128 of ‘What’s Bruin Show’, we talk about the UCLA Basketball teams and how they will continue to dance  in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. In this episode, hosts Jake Merrifield, Bill Shirley and I get into the nitty-gritty of the excitement surrounding the UCLA Basketball teams as both the men […] What’s Bruin Show – Episode 128 – UCLA Basketball...
Via Go Joe Bruin
March 22, 2017

Report: Top NFL draft prospect Fabian Moreau has torn pectoral

Considered a top-round pick in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft, UCLA’s Fabian Moreau was taking part in the program’s pro day on Tuesday. It was an opportunity for the high-rising cornerback to show NFL scouts what he was made of.Unfortunately, Moreau suffered an injury to the chest area and was forced from the action in Southern California. Now, a couple days after suffering said...
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March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Steve Alford sinks half-court shot (Video)

Steve Alford still has it.The UCLA coach proved that his outside jumper is still in peak form as he drained a half-court shot on his first attempt during an open practice in Memphis on Thursday: UCLA is in Memphis to take on Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at the FedEx Forum. The game will be a rematch of a contest UCLA won in Lexington in December.Alford...
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March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball: The Bruin Road Warriors Head to Memphis

The UCLA Basketball team is essentially walking into a Kentucky home game in the SWeet 16, but the Bruins should handle their own as they are pretty good on the road. Despite what people say about UCLA’s strength of schedule or quality of their opponent, they have proven that they not only defend home court, but they […] UCLA Basketball: The Bruin Road Warriors Head to Memphis...
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March 23, 2017

Ball brothers’ H.S. coach details how hard LaVar Ball is to work with

It seems LaVar Ball always has something to say to stir up controversy, but perhaps no one feels that more than his sons’ high school basketball coach.Stephan Gilling previously coached the oldest of the Ball brothers, Lonzo, as an assistant at Chino Hills High School in California. But this season, he took over the head coaching job with senior LiAngelo Ball and sophomore LaMelo...
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March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

With the 2017 NCAA Tournament heating up, all eyes are on the college basketball world. By the end of this weekend, the March Madness field of 68 teams will have been pared down to just four finalists, and we'll have just three meaningful games of college hoops left to enjoy this year.So, as the season wraps up, we wanted to turn our attention to another exciting race for a major...
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March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball gets Crying Jordan, meme treatment after UCLA loss

When you’re as loud and vocal as LaVar Ball is, you have to be prepared for the ridicule when you’re associated with failure. So it’s no surprise that Ball, the father of UCLA point guard Lonzo, was the target of some memes after the Bruins were outplayed by Kentucky 86-75 on Friday night in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.The best one had LaVar with the Crying Jordan face...
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March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Did Markelle Fultz shade Lonzo Ball after UCLA’s Sweet 16 loss?

Is that some top-of-the-lottery drama that I smell?The UCLA Bruins fell in their Sweet 16 game against the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday night by the final of 86-75, a game that saw star freshman point guard Lonzo Ball thoroughly outplayed by Kentucky counterpart De’Aaron Fox in one of the Bruins point guard's worst games of the season.Shortly after the game went final, Washington...
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March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

5 biggest takeaways from Friday’s Sweet 16 games

It took 60 games for this year’s edition of March Madness to live up to its nickname, with our first overtime and first buzzer-beater coming on the sixth day of NCAA Tournament play.Friday saw one of the wildest games of the tournament thus far, some of the biggest programs in action, and some of the best players in the nation showed their value.Only eight teams remain, but plenty...
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March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Steve Alford: ‘I am absolutely 100 percent not going to Indiana’

UCLA’s Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky on Friday exponentially increased the speculation that head coach Steve Alford would be heading home to Indiana to coach his alma mater, but that appears to not be the case.Shortly after the defeat, Alford told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman by what appeared to be text message that he isn’t taking the Indiana job and is staying at UCLA.“I am Absolutely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball finally got what he deserved

LaVar Ball has been in the news a lot recently—probably too much—and in some ways, he overshadowed what UCLA has been able to accomplish this season. And now, after the team’s 86-75 loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16, he’s been all over social media, but not in a good way.Ball was given a platform by certain media outlets because of the hot takes he delivered, saying ridiculous...
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March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Twitter Piles On LaVar Ball After UCLA Loses To Kentucky In NCAA Tournament

When UCLA lost to Kentucky on Friday, Twitter knew just what to do next. The No. 3 Bruins took an 86-75 loss to the No. 2 Wildcats, halting UCLA’s NCAA Tournament run while Kentucky moved on to the Elite Eight. It no doubt was a sad day for the players, but it’s likely no one was as salty as LaVar Ball, father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball. And because the elder Ball has a habit of...
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March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball glad Steve Alford staying with UCLA

There are some people that LaVar Ball does have positive things to say about other than his sons. One of them, apparently, is UCLA coach Steve Alford.Ball, whose two younger sons have both committed to UCLA, is pleased that Alford is not leaving for Indiana and staying with the Bruins.“I feel good about that,” LaVar said, via Jeff Goodman of ESPN. “He knows my boys. I like...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2017  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball: Bruins’ Season Ends With Let Down in the Sweet 16

The UCLA Basketball team ends their 2016-17 season with a loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16, but now questions arise about the future of the Bruins. It is all over. The #3 UCLA Basketball team has finished the season 31-5 as they came up very short in their Sweet 16 game agaisnt #2 Kentucky. The […] UCLA Basketball: Bruins’ Season Ends With Let Down in the Sweet 16 - Go Joe Bruin...
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March 25, 2017

UCLA Basketball: Despite a Let Down, This Was Indeed a Successful Season

The UCLA Basketball team ended their season in the Sweet 16, which is disappointing, but considering where they were a year ago, the Bruins had a successful season. Take away the fact that the UCLA Basketball team lost in the Sweet 16 and realize that 331 Division I teams did not make it that far. The […] UCLA Basketball: Despite a Let Down, This Was Indeed a Successful Season...
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March 26, 2017

UCLA Women’s Basketball Can’t Slay the Giant, Lose in Sweet 16

The UCLA Women’s Basketball team had their season come to an end as they could not take down #1 UCONN and end their season in the Sweet 16. The UCLA Women’s Basketball team tried, but could not stop the longest winning streak in college basketball as the Bruins succumbed tot he power that is the […] UCLA Women’s Basketball Can’t Slay the Giant, Lose in Sweet 16 - Go Joe...
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March 26, 2017

Lonzo Ball discusses headlines his father creates

Lonzo Ball isn’t distracted by the media sideshow his father, Lavar Ball, has become.The UCLA basketball star told ESPN’s “First Take” on Monday his father’s recent comments haven’t heaped more pressure on him and have no bearing on his game. “No at the end of the day, I’m on the court, not him,” Lonzo Ball said when asked if he feels added pressure. “Whatever...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss
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