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The best of Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament

The best 48 hours of the sports calendar has come to a close. Were you stuck at work? Here's everything you may have missed from Day 2 of the NCAA tournament.

Lonzo breaks a record in UCLA's win

UCLA struggled at times during its first-round win over Kent State, but the Bruins' freshman point guard, Lonzo Ball, made history in the process.

Ball is now the single-season assists leader in school history, which is saying something when you consider the point guards who called Westwood home. Ball now ranks at the top of a list that includes Kyle Anderson, Darren Collison and Tyus Edney.


USC pulls off another comeback

USC is making a habit of winning by nearly sending its fans into cardiac arrest. Just two days after USC rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Providence in the First Four, the Trojans -- who narrowly made the field to begin with -- came back from 10 points down in the second half of Friday's first-round win over SMU.

Some high-profile alumni weren't shy about sharing their enthusiasm on Twitter.

Can they keep it up on Sunday when they face the No. 3 seed Baylor Bears?


Lamar Odom cheers on alma mater

Two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom is known for his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, but some forget that he got his start in Kingston, Rhode Island (after transferring from UNLV). In his only trip to the NCAA tournament (1999), the No. 12 seed Rams fell to No. 5 seed Charlotte.

Odom was spotted in the stands in Sacramento on Friday watching the Rams upset Creighton.


Getting in the holiday spirit


Controversial call helps Arkansas advance

Trailing 72-71 with 18 seconds left, Seton Hall's Desi Rodriguez was called for a flagrant foul that helped the Razorbacks pull away for a 77-71 triumph.