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  • The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament

     The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament
    Their job is to make the head coach look good. And to leave opposing players in tears. When the brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday, the players celebrate. Parents make travel plans. Head coaches knock out media responsibilities. The assistants in...
  • Despite plenty of upsets in NCAA tournament, Kentucky plows on

    Despite plenty of upsets in NCAA tournament, Kentucky plows on
    Out of more than 11.57 million brackets in an ESPN-sponsored NCAA tournament challenge, only one remained intact after the opening round of games. That tells a small picture of a typically March-like opening to March Madness. The means for bracket...
  • UCLA vs. UAB: How they match up in the NCAA tournament

    UCLA vs. UAB: How they match up in the NCAA tournament
    WHO: No. 11 UCLA (21-13) vs. No. 14 Alabama Birmingham (20-15). WHAT: NCAA South regional third-round game, Saturday, 9 a.m. PDT. WHERE: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. TV: 2; Radio: 570, 1150. UPDATE: The Bruins beat the Blazers in November in the...
  • UCLA, beaten earlier by Gonzaga, to get new chance in NCAA tournament

     UCLA, beaten earlier by Gonzaga, to get new chance in NCAA tournament
    More than three months ago, when UCLA played Gonzaga at Pauley Pavilion, the Bulldogs overwhelmed the Bruins with talent and experience. UCLA kept pace offensively, but on defense it had no answers. After the 87-74 loss, UCLA Coach Steve Alford looked...
  • Looking Ahead To The Sweet 16

    A few storylines before the Sweet 16 games begin later this week: Kentucky (36-0) needs four wins to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. Next up in the Midwest Regional semifinal is West Virginia, another team that will come right...
  • Gonzaga's Byron Wesley has been a problem for UCLA

    Gonzaga's Byron Wesley has been a problem for UCLA
    Byron Wesley, a senior guard for Gonzaga, gets a last crack at UCLA in the NCAA South Regional semifinals in Houston on Friday. He has had quite a career against the Bruins. Wesley, one of the nation’s top players at Etiwanda High in 2010-11,...
  • College basketball is in crisis and needs a change of pace

    College basketball is in crisis and needs a change of pace
    Kentucky Coach John Calipari may have summed it up best when he said recently: "I just want the regular season over with." Amen. The NCAA tournament, which began Tuesday with play-in games, has arrived to rescue us from months of a different kind of...
  • In SMU, UCLA sees a familiar opponent: Arizona

    In SMU, UCLA sees a familiar opponent: Arizona
    The last time UCLA played Southern Methodist, its opponent in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Louisville on Thursday, Gerald Ford was president and current SMU Coach Larry Brown was three years away from becoming the UCLA coach. But the...
  • Tony Parker helps Bruins lighten up, but has serious impact on game

    Tony Parker helps Bruins lighten up, but has serious impact on game
    In the middle of UCLA's tense, high-stakes game against Arizona last week, Bruins center Tony Parker's voice cut through the noise. UCLA sophomore guard Isaac Hamilton could hear him taunting Arizona's Stanley Johnson. "You ugly!" Parker was saying....
  • For UCLA coach's kid Bryce Alford, his shot finally falls into place

    For UCLA coach's kid Bryce Alford, his shot finally falls into place
    It was his worst shot of the game. It was the best shot of his career. After the Coach's Kid had turned two seasons of taunts into an afternoon of greatness, it was fate that finally cut him some slack. This is the story of Bryce Alford and the Golden...
  • UCLA vs. Southern Methodist: How the two teams match up

    UCLA vs. Southern Methodist: How the two teams match up
    WHO: No. 11 UCLA (20-13) vs. No. 6 Southern Methodist (27-6). WHAT: NCAA South Regional second-round game, Thursday, noon WHERE: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. TV: truTV; Radio: 980, 1150. UPDATE: UCLA made the 68-team tournament field largely...