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  • Julius Randle raises draft stock, helping Kentucky to Elite Eight

    Julius Randle raises draft stock, helping Kentucky to Elite Eight
    Power forward Julius Randle made a strong impression Friday night, helping the No. 8-seeded Kentucky Wildcats get past the No. 4-seeded Louisville Cardinals to advance to the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight. Along with forward Aaron Gordon of top-seeded...
  • After 50th loss, Lakers in 6th position for NBA draft lottery

    The Lakers lost their 50th game of the season on Wednesday night, falling 107-102 to the Sacramento Kings (27-48). Given the Lakers (25-50) have been long eliminated from the playoffs, the worse they do in the standings, the higher their position in the...
  • NCAA tournament field revealed, Lakers' draft prospects on display

    Normally the NCAA tournament is a curiosity for Lakers fans. The team rarely drafts in the first round, making it difficult to guess whom it might take with the 48th pick (Ryan Kelly in 2013) or the 60th (Robert Sacre in 2012). But this year, with the...
  • NCAA tournament preview: West Region

    NCAA tournament preview: West Region
    1 Arizona (30-4, at-large) vs. 16 Weber State (19-11, Big Sky champion) Arizona, the 1997 NCAA champion, is 13-5 as a top-seeded team. Senior guard Davion Berry averages 19.1 points for Weber State, making its first appearance since 2007. 8...
  • Adreian Payne, Tyler Ennis stand out in first day of NCAA tournament

    Adreian Payne, Tyler Ennis stand out in first day of NCAA tournament
    At 22-45, the Lakers are in position to have a top-10 pick in June's NBA draft. A number of first-round prospects can be found in the NCAA tournament, which started this week. Thursday's games didn't feature many top prospects, but Tyler Ennis of...
  • Top NBA draft prospects knocked out early in NCAA tournament

    Top NBA draft prospects knocked out early in NCAA tournament
    The second round of the NCAA tournament concluded on Friday with a number of top NBA draft prospects ousted far earlier than expected. Duke's Jabari Parker could be the No. 1 pick in June NBA's draft (or at least top three) but the Mercer Bears, a...
  • Kansas falls, Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid out of NCAA tournament

    More top prospects fell on Sunday, as the NCAA tournament wrapped up the first weekend of play. The Kansas Jayhawks were defeated by the Stanford Cardinal, 60-57, knocking freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid out of the tournament. Both are...
  • Mitch Kupchak does not look pleased as Lakers get wrecked by Clippers

    Mitch Kupchak does not look pleased as Lakers get wrecked by Clippers
    The Lakers hit a low point on Thursday night, getting destroyed by the Clippers in a 48-point drubbing. General Manager Mitch Kupchak was caught on the national TNT broadcast with a clearly displeased facial expression as his team suffered its largest...
  • Lakers continue to make progress toward a lottery pick

    After a surprise win in Portland on Monday against the Trail Blazers, the Lakers have completely fallen apart with three straight losses including a 48-point drubbing by the Clippers. The Lakers have given up an average of 136 points a game through that...
  • American University gets Patriot League berth

    Tony Wroblicky had 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks to help American University beat top-seeded Boston University, 55-36, on Wednesday night in the Patriot League championship game at Boston, sending the Eagles to the NCAA tournament for the first...
  • With heavy losses, Lakers have improved their draft lottery position

    With heavy losses, Lakers have improved their draft lottery position
    Heading into a two-game stretch on consecutive nights on the road against the defense-minded Indiana Pacers (42-13) and Memphis Grizzlies (31-24), the Lakers (19-37) are more likely to fall to 39 losses before they hit 20 wins. The Lakers are now...