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Alford recognizes meaning of beating Kentucky (0:28)

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The Lakers take a 10-11 record into their game in Memphis against the Grizzlies. Los Angeles has not been at or above .500 through 22 games since the 2011-12 season, when they were 13-9. The made it to the conference semifinals that season.

Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics 

Baker Mayfield posted a 95.7 Total QBR against Oklahoma State, his FBS-leading ninth game this season with a QBR above 90. Mayfield enters bowls with the top QBR in the nation, and notably his return means the top 4 in Total QBR are likely coming back to school next season.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

So far UCLA and Baylor have been two of the best teams this season. Hard to argue against their early resumes. Both are a good watch and will be entertaining to track the next four months. Will be curious to see how high they will ultimately get on seed line. Neither may ultimately win their respective league but will have strong SOS.

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How does the Dodgers front office work?

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Dodgers' baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)

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How does the Angels front office work?

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Angels' baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)

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CP3 brings back memories in New Orleans

Chris Paul's 13 assists in the Clippers' win over the Pelicans gave him 107 career double-digit assist games at the Smoothie King Center. Greivis Vasquez and Tyreke Evans are tied for the next most with 20 -- more than five times less than Paul. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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UCLA ends Kentucky's home winning streak (1:07)

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UCLA's 97 points are the most allowed by a John Calipari-led Kentucky team. The loss snaps a 42-game home win streak for Kentucky, which was the second-longest streak in Division 1.

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Can you say de ja vu?

Exactly a year ago, on Dec. 3 2015, an unranked UCLA team beat No. 1 Kentucky. Just minutes ago, No. 11 UCLA took down No. 1 Kentucky yet again, 97-92 in Rupp Arena.

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For the second straight year on December 3rd, UCLA defeats a No. 1 ranked Kentucky. UCLA now has 12 wins against the AP No. 1 team, the second-most in the AP Poll era (since 1949).

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UCLA takes down No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp

The 11th-ranked Bruins' hot start to the season continued with a 97-92 win at Kentucky. UCLA star Lonzo Ball had 14 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and this big late 3-pointer.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Lottery pick PG battle: • De'Aaron Fox: 17 points, eight assists, two turnovers • Lonzo Ball: 14 points, five boards, seven assists, six turnovers

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Lonzo Ball quiets Kentucky crowd with 3-pointer (0:17)
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We Want Bama (2:11)
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Lonzo Ball's fancy layup pads UCLA's lead (0:21)
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The Lakers and the terrible, horrible, no-good game

Friday night was only the second time since 1970-71 that the Lakers made less than 35 percent of their field-goal attempts, fewer than 60 percent of its free-throw attempts and committed 15 or more turnovers, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA has just one turnover since the 10:50 mark of the first half. Bruins have outscored Kentucky by 18 points during that stretch.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

T.J. Leaf told me he knows people think he is soft. Showing some toughness today.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I think Steve Alford has to be confident knowing he's up 4 at halftime on the road against the No. 1 team and his star PG hasn't played well.