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2017 Schedule
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3dDick Vitale

Duke, Kentucky lead Vitale's top 40

College basketball is just around the corner, and Dickie V has his eye on 40 of the country's best teams. Who comes after the Blue Devils and Wildcats?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The 20 watch list candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard.

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7dJeff Borzello

UCLA adds Riley to its top-five recruiting class

Cody Riley, a 6-foot-7 power forward from Sierra Canyon High School (California), is ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100. He does most of his work around the basket and on the offensive glass.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA now has three top-50 prospects in the fold for 2017 -- aiming for its fourth top-10 class in six years.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 No. 45 Cody Riley has committed to UCLA.

UCLA sits No. 5 in recruiting ranks

The Bruins have been near the top of the 2017 class rankings for more than a year now. The headliner of the class is four-star point guard Jaylen Hands. Four-star center Jalen Hill also joins the crew with three-star small forward Li Angelo Ball, who followed his older brother, Lonzo, to the program. 2017 Class Rankings (Insider)

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Alford makes All-Rolls Royce team

UCLA brings in three ESPN 100 recruits, but they're not eligible for Dick Vitale's "solid gold" team. Bryce Alford (16.1 PPG as a junior) is named among the nation's top returning players. All-Rolls Roycers

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Lonzo Ball will save the Bruins

Andy Katz predicts that Kansas will tie UCLA's record with a 13th straight conference title, but he also sees a strong season for the Bruins with Ball feeding the rock to Bryce Alford and others. Katz: Season preview

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star forward Brian Bowen (No. 13) is down to Creighton, UCLA, Arizona, NC State, Michigan State and Texas.

Tournament History

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