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9hEamonn Brennan

This year UCLA, not Arizona, is the talk of the Pac-12

For most of Arizona coach Sean Miller's tenure, the Wildcats have generated all the Pac-12 buzz. Lonzo Ball and UCLA have flipped the script this season, and the two programs collide Saturday.

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Iowa coach McCaffery takes out anger on official after loss (0:32)
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Spieth brothers share friendly competition on and off the court (2:34)
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Oregon's Boucher punches block into the stands in win (0:31)
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Bracketology: Oregon making its move

Oregon has climbed up to a No. 4 seed, but it is still looking up at its Pac-12 rival UCLA. Can the Ducks, now fully healthy, keep climbing?

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Hamilton burns Arizona State in first half from distance (0:40)
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Who should be top seed in West, UCLA or Gonzaga? (2:06)
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How to get seed protection, the Butler way (1:03)
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LSU's Blakeney skies for the big poster (0:28)
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2dJeff Borzello

Tacko Fall's 7-foot-6-sized road to UCF

New to basketball from Senegal, Tacko Fall's path took him to six U.S. states. He nearly had to leave the country and had a run-in with the NCAA, but now he's flourishing with the Golden Knights.

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Baylor basketball managers show off skills with trick shots (1:13)
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Wednesday filled with amazing game-winning shots (0:54)
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3dJohn Gasaway

Why Indiana is no lock for the tournament

Indiana has been a team of extremes, with big wins (North Carolina and Kansas) and upsets (remember Fort Wayne?). The result could be a spot in the Final Four ... or IU could be left out.

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UCLA a couple tweaks away from greatness (0:48)
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1 Big Thing: NCAA needs to get rid of the RPI (3:09)
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Rider-Siena scuffle leads to invisible handshakes (0:41)

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Xavier coach Chris Mack on Myles Davis departure: "Myles and I met earlier this morning. As Myles has stated, he has left our basketball program. He and his family have asked for privacy and can share more information if they see fit."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Indiana sophomore OG Anunoby will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the season, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Proposal 2016-136-3 is the first to fail in the autonomy session. It would have allowed an exception for student-athletes to participate in "limited recruiting activities" during time away from athletic activities in the academic year.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

First time-balance proposal up for vote at the autonomy session was No. 2016-135, which prohibits athletically related activities (not including games) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. It passes with unanimous approval. "That's a big deal," says Minnesota president Eric Kaler, chair of the D-I board of directors.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Top uncommitted prospect Mohamed Bamba takes his official visit to Kentucky this weekend. Bamba has already visited Michigan and Texas, and will visit Duke soon. Kentucky has AAU teammate Quade Green and close friend Hamidou Diallo already committed.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The Power 5 schools at the NCAA convention are testing their voting buttons ahead of the autonomy session. Fairly simple question: Did you fly to Nashville? Well, Kansas State and Rutgers failed to vote. Fill in your own punchline.

ESPN Stats and Information  

UCLA men's basketball has 30 assists in a game for the 1st time since Feb. 23, 1995 (32) at Cal.

Ball, UCLA putting on a show vs. ASU

Lonzo Ball's perfect touch-pass assist was part of a 54-point half for No. 3 UCLA, which leads Arizona State by 15 points at halftime.

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Gonzaga well on its way to 18-0

The 4th-ranked Bulldogs, the nation's lone undefeated team, have used a strong defensive effort to gain a 16-point halftime lead. Here, that defense led to a Silas Melson 3-pointer.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Oregon men's basketball has won 15th straight games overall, ties school-record originally set from Feb. 1912 through Jan. 1913.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Lauri Markkanen is a special player. Helped Zona hold off USC against that furious Trojans rally.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville is better with Quentin Snider. He's the catalyst, playmaker down the stretch. But the Cards shouldn't experience a dramatic drop-off on defense because their success is based on the pressure applied by perimeter guys who know they can gamble because their bigs protect the rim. That won't change.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona embarrassing USC in Los Angeles right now. Amazing what Sean Miller has done without Allonzo Trier and other injured players. Might be UCLA's greatest threat in the PAC-12, especially if Dillon Brooks is sidelined beyond tonight.