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Will Lonzo Ball be better in the NBA?

UCLA  recently eliminated from the NCAA tournament by a defensive minded Kentucky team with a final score of 75-86.  With all the hype surrounding UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball it was actually Kentucky freshman De’Aaron Fox who ended up being the star of the show.  Fox completely outplayed Ball in the contest scoring an efficient 39 points on 13-20 shooting.  However, it is totally...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  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
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Early Entry Tracker: Lonzo Ball (unsurprisingly) declares for 2017 NBA Draft

One of the world’s worst kept secrets. Lonzo Ball certainly didn’t envision his collegiate basketball career would end in the Sweet 16, but after UCLA lost to Kentucky 86-75, Ball confirmed he would be entering his name in the 2017 NBA Draft before even taking his jersey off. With the eyes of most of the nation on him (including Lakers general manager Magic Johnson), Ball was...
Via Liberty Ballers
15 hours ago

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...
Via Go Joe Bruin
15 hours ago

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...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

UCLA’s Steve Alford says he’s “absolutely 100 percent not going to Indiana”

The UCLA Bruins were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament last night after an 86-75 loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16. And with the loss came two more big stories in
Via The Comeback
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

De'Aaron Fox gets the best of Lonzo Ball as Kentucky wins showdown with UCLA

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball wastes no time declaring for NBA Draft after UCLA's loss

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball played his last game for UCLA, will declare for NBA draft

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Kentucky Vs. UCLA Live: Score, Highlights Of NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Game

There’s no question the main event of the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 games happens Friday night in the South Region. National powerhouses Kentucky and UCLA will face off at FedExForum for the right to advance to the Elite Eight, where the winner will face the winner of No. 1 seed North Carolina and fourth-seeded Butler on Sunday. The second-seeded Wildcats had a tough road...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lavar Ball is Officially a Red Flag For Lonzo Ball

Lavar Ball’s recent outburst involving Chino Hills has officially made him a red flag when considering his son Lonzo in this year’s draft A story broke Friday morning that Lavar Ball, the father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball was involved in an incident where he undermined the head coach of Chino Hills, the high school team […] Lavar Ball is Officially a Red Flag For Lonzo Ball ...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

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...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lonzo Ball says he’s one and done at UCLA, headed to NBA

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball says he’s one and done at UCLA and headed to the next level. The guard said Friday night after his team lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 that he had played his final game for the Bruins. He says he appreciates the fans and all their support. Ball was widely expected to declare for the NBA draft after this season. His father...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Breaking Down College Basketball’s 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...
Via Sports-Reference
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Women’s Basketball Could Serve Up Some Sweet, Sweet (16) Justice

The UCLA Women’s Basketball team has to climb a mountain in the Sweet 16 as they face #1 Connecticut, and if they succeed, they will have avenged Coach John Wooden. There is no way around it. The UCLA Women’s Basketball team have a difficult task in front of them this Saturday, March 25 int he NCAA […] UCLA Women’s Basketball Could Serve Up Some Sweet, Sweet (16) Justice...
Via Go Joe Bruin
2 days ago

Intentional tourists: How UCLA found its Oz

MEMPHIS >> When UCLA goes 15-17 in basketball, it's like sneezing while you're performing heart surgery. It's like visiting the in-laws for the first time and crashing into the family sedan. It's time to get away. The Bruins spent 10 days on the other side of the equator in August.
Via LA Daily News
2 days ago

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Keys for UCLA basketball against Kentucky

UCLA basketball is set to face Kentucky this Friday night in the most anticipated matchup of this year’s Sweet Sixteen. This isn’t the first time the two teams have met, as they played each other in early December. UCLA was able to come out with a massive road victory that game beating the Wildcats 97-92. However, a lot has changed since then and it will be a completely new game...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TIPPING OFF: Point guard battle part of Kentucky-UCLA allure

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox have spent the season putting up big numbers and highlight-reel plays to power two blueblood programs. Come Friday night, one of those talented freshman point guards will move their teams within a win of the Final Four, too — at the expense of the other. The Wildcats and Bruins meet in the South Region semifinals...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago
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