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2017 Schedule
18-1, 3rd in Pac-12
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13hSharon Katz

BPI names conference winners; Kansas is not among them

Kansas looks like the favorite to win a 13th consecutive Big 12 title, but BPI sees things differently. We crunched the BPI numbers and have the winners in all six major conferences.

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From bad to worse beats (6:04)
Chris Morris

No change on Joe's top line

Joe Lunardi continues with Villanova, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA as his top region seeds in his latest Bracketology. He didn't bite at putting then-No. 1 Baylor that high last week. Bracketology

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Bruins climb one spot in rankings

Bryce Alford's impressive shooting (60-percent from 3-point range through six Pac-12 games and 17.8 PPG) has helped propel UCLA on a five-win streak. The Bruins will host Arizona State on Thursday. Power Rankings

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky has four signees playing in the McDonald's game. Duke and UCLA have two selections apiece. Nine schools have one signee.

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Lonzo Ball setting the bar for Pac-12

Ball recorded 17 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 5 steals in UCLA's 83-82 win over Utah on Saturday. That makes him the first Pac-12 player this season to record 15 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 5 steals in a single game. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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UCLA squeaks past Utah 83-82 (1:46)

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

A day full of narrow but nonetheless impressive conference escapes rolls on with UCLA, which didn't play its best basketball in a supremely hyped-up Huntsman Center and still got out with a one-point win over Utah. Which would have been an unfathomable thing to write about the Bruins this time last year. But here we are.

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Ball gets the steal and powers down the jam in win (0:16)
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Bruins are enjoying life downtown

UCLA's 3-point shooting was excellent at Boulder on Thursday night. Bryce Alford is hitting 63 percent on 3s in conference play heading into Saturday's visit to Utah.

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Alford drops 37 in UCLA's win (1:13)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryce Alford has 37 points after making 9 of 12 3-pointers against Colorado, a school record for 3-pointers. Has any player made a more dramatic turnaround this season? Lonzo Ball changed everything for Alford. He's on fire right now. Blossoming off the ball.

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Lonzo Ball starts second half with dunk in UCLA win (0:17)
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Lonzo Ball drains long-range 3 (0:16)
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Dickie V loves his freshmen (0:48)
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Lonzo ball has makings of top draft pick

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton take a look at who their top-5 picks would be if the draft were held today. UCLA's Ball takes the top spot for Pelton, but who does Ford currently have slated at No. 1? Top players for the No. 1 pick (Insider)

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Lunardi has UK back as a No. 1 seed

Kentucky is back as a top seed in Joe Lunardi's latest Bracketology, joining Kansas, Villanova and UCLA as the top seeds. Bracketology

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Purdue's Caleb Swanigan joins Wooden Watch race

Purdue sophomore Caleb Swanigan is the nation's leading rebounder, and he has posted four 20-point, 20-rebound games so far. Those kind of numbers won't go unnoticed by Wooden Award voters.

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A Big Ten big man makes his debut on the Wooden Watch (1:25)
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Fox, Leaf worth keeping an eye on for Wooden Award (1:31)
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Wooden Award list includes Trimble, 4 newbies

The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 features one familiar face from last season -- Maryland's Melo Trimble -- as well as four new additions.

Team Stats

Points Per Game92.93rd
Rebounds Per Game39.1Tied-54th
Assists Per Game22.11st
Points Allowed75.3256th

Tournament History

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