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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Alford says he trusts Lonzo Ball so much that sometimes he'll ask him "What do you think?" in the middle of a game. Says players like Ball "don't come around every often."

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Lonzo Ball on the court in Memphis.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Alford says Lonzo Ball nearly 100 percent. Thumb injury suffered in the PAC-12 tournament not an issue.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia guard Darius Thompson will graduate and transfer. Third player to leave the Cavaliers in the last two days.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

We finally found what will rattle Steve Alford .... he just lost his cell phone here at FedExForum. Found it under Bill Raftery's table.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Roy Williams on Joel Berry II: "He does look better. ... He's still not Joel yet."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Roy Williams on Andrew Chrabascz: "Pronounce his name for me again because I've heard it 14 different ways. .... Can I call him Andrew?"

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Roy Williams: "I think the ACC is still the best league."

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Villanova and Duke were "supposed" to be here at Madison Square Garden. Absent those two teams with big New York fan bases, not exactly packed at the open practices.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Baylor is dabbing through its free throws.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Berry II on ACC's big losses in the early rounds and the criticism that followed: "That's why they call it March Madness. Anything can happen. Just some teams didn't have their best game. ..... I still think we have the best teams in the nation. It just didn't go their way."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Berry II says he's "close to 100 percent" entering Friday's game.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis transfer Avery Woodson said he missed Butler's first recruiting call. He had more important things to do. "I saw the area code and thought it might be Butler," he said. "But I was fishing. I wasn't gonna answer." When asked to compare Memphis to Butler, he said he couldn't because they're too different "like barbecue compared to Olive Garden."

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Lots of questions for Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig. Mark Fratto, press conference moderator, asks for questions for Ethan Happ. He gets one. Happ begins, "Thank you for the pity question,

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Chrabascz says Butler's guards will play a huge role in their team's ability to keep North Carolina off the offensive glass. Says they have to rebound and play aggressively.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Chrabascz on facing North Carolina's front court ....

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ESPN Stats and Information  

In the past 10 seasons, five of Georgetown's six NCAA Tournament losses were to double-digit seeds. Only one coach has more than five losses to double-digit seeds: Jim Boeheim (six in 34 such games compared with five in 10 for John Thompson III).

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Holtmann joked about the difference between him and Roy Williams: "Between the two of us, I think we have 8 Final Fours, two national championships ... and about 900 wins."

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Greg Gard talking about Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes NCAA run. "They kind of walked in to basketball utopia."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Holtmann on Kelan Martin's growth .....

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