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2017 Schedule
31-5, 3rd in Pac-12
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Freddie and Fitz: Jeff Goodman, ESPN CBB

Freddie talks with Jeff Goodman who covered: UNC's win over Butler and Kentucky's win over UCLA. Also, Steve Alford saying he will stay at UCLA and Lonzo Ball to the NBA.

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Alford emphatic saying he'll stay with UCLA (1:35)
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UCLA's Alford: Not interested in Indiana job

UCLA head coach Steve Alford said he is "not going to talk to Indiana" about its head-coaching vacancy and emphasized that he is committed to the Bruins.

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57mJeff Goodman

Ball says he's done at UCLA, headed to draft

In a widely expected move, Lonzo Ball said after the Bruins' Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky on Friday night that the game was his last for UCLA.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Steve Alford to ESPN: I am Absolutely 100 percent not going to Indiana. Staying at UCLA. I am happy. Love it here. Have a great class coming in, and brand-new practice facility. Obviously, I love my alma mater. Committed to UCLA. I am not going to talk to Indiana. I am staying a Bruin."

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Fox willing to do whatever it took for win (1:16)
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Fox powers Kentucky past UCLA (1:01)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Alford on Lonzo Ball leaving UCLA to turn pro: "He's really good. .... It's a different era. Guys can make a really good living sooner."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Alford on Ball: "I appreciate how he wanted to be coached. In my mind, he's the number one pick."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Alford on Indiana: "Our guys have been very focused. ... I love Los Angeles. It's a beautiful place. ... I'm very happy. I'm at UCLA. I don't know if there are a lot of people out there wanting to leave UCLA. ... I'm very very happy where I'm at. Hopefully that will continue."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Steve Alford on Indiana speculation: "I love Los Angeles. Very happy. I'm at UCLA. Special place. We've worked hard. Have No. 2 class coming in next year. ... I want to see this through."

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Ball says he's done at UCLA (1:10)

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball just announced he's declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft. It's a no brainer. He's a top 3 pick. Several lottery teams have him No. 1 on their board. Mediocre game tonight won't affect his draft stock much. Put him on the floor with NBA players and he's going to be a monster.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

John Calipari on Devin Booker: "How you gonna score 70? .... We just had a big win and they're gonna be talking about that all night."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Lonzo Ball just said that was his last game at UCLA.

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, De'Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith Jr., Frank Ntilikina. May be the greatest point guard draft ever. Four of these guys could go in the Top 5

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Ball swats Briscoe's shot away (0:15)
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Fox scores 39 as Kentucky eliminates UCLA

De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as Kentucky beat UCLA 86-75 Friday night in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.

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Fox's career-high 39 leads Kentucky over UCLA (0:30)

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Big winner in the NBA Draft tonight may be Markelle Fultz. Coming into the NCAA Tournament, scouts had Fultz slightly ahead of Lonzo Ball on their boards. A huge Final 4 run for Ball may have pushed him ahead of Fultz. With Ball out and struggling against NBA tart like Fox, think Fultz retains his edge for the No. 1 pick.

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball was a major disappointment, especially in the second half. 10 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 blocks, 4 turnovers. Just 1-6 from three. Struggled defensively all night. Strangely passive at times. Not a great last impression for NBA scouts. Kentucky exposed his weaknesses. Still think he's a Top 3 pick.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

De'Aaron Fox (39 points) carried Kentucky into the Elite Eight with an amazing effort against UCLA. Did it all in front of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, who might still pick Lonzo Ball if they have the chance but will leave Memphis knowing Fox was the best player on the court on Friday night.

Team Stats

Points Per Game90.21st
Rebounds Per Game38.838th
Assists Per Game21.61st
Points Allowed75.2253rd

Tournament History

Final Fours18
Tournament Record103-40
Championship Seasons1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995
Tournament Appearances47