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3rd in Pac-12

Mike Schmitz ESPN 

A true 'welcome to the NBA' moment for Lonzo Ball versus the feisty Patrick Beverley tonight. Ball has traditionally had issues with guards who apply heavy ball pressure (see: De'Aaron Fox) and his struggles breaking down defenders in the half court really showed up against Beverley. Becoming more of a threat as a pick and roll scorer, namely adding a reliable pull up and floater, will open up the floor for Ball in the half court. Only 10% of Ball's possessions at UCLA came via pick and roll, and he played a very transition-heavy style with Chino Hills as well. The adjustment to the ball-screen-based NBA was expected for Ball, who also struggled during UCLA's season-opening Australia tour and his Summer League debut. Despite tonight's struggles, Ball has elite instincts, is tremendous in transition, plays a quick-decision style that require much breakdown game, and will surely settle in as the season progresses if the Lakers can surround him with shooting.

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9dKyle Bonagura

Pac-12 forms group to analyze hoops scandal

The Pac-12 is launching a task force to develop reform proposals in the wake of a federal bribery investigation that includes an assistant coach from USC.

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Mike Schmitz ESPN 

UCLA PG Aaron Holiday expected to have a big junior season in Westwood. Spent some of the summer training with big brothers, Jrue and Justin. Strong frame, 6-6 wingspan, physical defender, smooth stroke. Making strides as a leader, playmaker.

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11dJeff Borzello

OK, they're gone ... now what? Life after Lonzo, De'Aaron and more

UCLA doesn't have Lonzo Ball anymore. Kentucky can't rely on De'Aaron Fox. And Kansas has the same issue without Wooden Award winner Frank Mason III. They aren't the only teams left with big shoes to fill as the season approaches.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star center Moses Brown says he plans to visit UCLA the weekend of October 28. Maryland and UCLA the primary schools recruiting him.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Steve Alford signs one-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season, UCLA announced.

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LaVar, the worst sports parent ever?

Nancy Amour of USA Today joins the Morning Show with Keyshawn, Jorge and LZ to talk about her newest column and explain why she considers LaVar Ball to be the worst sports parent ever.

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19dRamona Shelburne and Jeff Borzello

LaVar home-schooling LaMelo; 'no distractions'

LaVar Ball, saying he's frustrated over his son's coaches and school officials, plans to pull LaMelo out of Chino Hills High School and will home-school him for his final two years before college.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star big man Bol Bol (No. 4) is at UCLA for an unofficial visit today.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA's Steve Alford and an assistant will go to see both Jordan Brown (No. 30 in ESPN 100) and Bryan Penn-Johnson (No. 86) on Thursday.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami and UCLA have been in to see ESPN 100 Jules Bernard this week.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA is expected to stop in to see five-star point guard Darius Garland today.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Recruiting update: Darius Garland tells ESPN his official visit schedule. Vanderbilt Sept 23-25, Kentucky Oct 13-15, Indiana 20-22, Duke Oct 27-29. Vanderbilt did a home visit last Saturday. UCLA is scheduled for an in-home visit tonight. He plans to officially visit the Bruins in the fall. Garland is currently ranked no.11 overall in the senior class and the no.2 point guard in the country.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Devon Dotson says Florida, UCLA, Maryland and Kansas are expected next week for in-home visits. He's at Clemson today.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Recruiting update: Zion Williamson will be on an unofficial visit to Clemson on Saturday. He will be in attendance for the Auburn at Clemson football game tomorrow night. Zion's mother Sharonda Sampson told ESPN. Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA and many others are pursuing the nation's no.2 prospect.

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47dMyron Medcalf

The 'other' freshmen you need to know

By now you've heard of Marvin Bagley III and Michael Porter Jr. You've probably also heard about Mohamed Bamba and DeAndre Ayton. But those are not the only impact freshmen who will shape college basketball. It's time to know the others.

Team Stats

Points Per Game89.82nd
Rebounds Per Game38.545th
Assists Per Game21.41st
Points Allowed75.5258th

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Tournament History

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