A college basketball game, ill-fitted for a major domed stadium? It’s become common place today when TV wants to facilitate who should be declared the next NCAA champion.
In 1968, that awkward template was stumbled upon with some trepidation, in a place no longer the eighth wonder of the world, with seats too far away from the action and beamed to the nation through a patch-work syndicated TV feed that was still adding affiliates, commercial spots and viewers as it was taking place.
A half-century later, the matchup of No. 1 UCLA, on a 47-game win streak, and No. 2
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball took a big step up in competition Saturday morning in their second basketball game in Lithuania and failed to score a point.
LiAngelo, 19 and LaMelo, 16 played sparingly for Vytautas in the team’s 95-86 road loss to Lietkabelis.
LiAngelo went 0 for 3 from the field in a little more than nine minutes. LaMelo played just over five minutes and was 0 for 4 shooting.
The Ball brothers combined for 29 points Tuesday in their Lithuanian debut in an exhibition Big Baller Brand Showcase game against a junior team comprised primarily of teenagers.
Saturday’s game, however, represented their
LOS ANGELES — Prince Ali pushed the ball ahead to Jaylen Hands. Hands took it and elevated for a two-handed reverse dunk.
Detroit Mercy’s Josh McFolley stood in the corner on the opposite end of the court and scratched his head.
The Titans were reduced to spectators to UCLA’s run-and-gun, dunk contest Sunday
UCLA beats Cal 30-27 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA., Friday, Nov 24, 2017. (Photos by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
LaVar Ball joined CNN for a live interview with anchor Chris Cuomo on Monday night to discuss his recent controversy with President Donald Trump, which escalated Sunday when President Trump tweeted out several remarks about Ball’s recent comments about the President’s involvement with getting Ball’s son LiAngelo and two other UCLA basketball players out of jail in China. The trio of UCLA players were detained and arrested for shoplifting in China earlier this month.
Here is a little taste of Monday night’s interview:
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PASADENA — UCLA just watched a 10-point lead evaporate in 59 seconds. That’s when players started waving towels and bouncing up and down on the sideline. This is supposed to be fun, they were reminded.
In a season mostly devoid of fun moments, the Bruins rediscovered a reason to celebrate again and rekindled their dimming bowl hopes with a 44-37 win over the Sun Devils at the Rose Bowl.
“(We had) some great talks and really made a huge focus on the passion and the energy and the enthusiasm,” offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said. “And I really believe our guys are going
Ranking the top 10 sports events Nov. 6-12 you won’t want to miss:
NO. 1: COLLEGE BASKETBALL OPENERS
UCLA vs. GEORGIA TECH
Details/TV: At Shanghai, China, Friday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
USC vs. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Details/TV: At Galen Center, Friday, 7 p.m. Pac-12 Net
PEPPERDINE at OKLAHOMA STATE
Details/TV: At Stillwater, Okla., Friday, 5:30 p.m.
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT at UT ARLINGTON
Details/TV: At Arlington, Texas, Saturday, 5 p.m.
LONG BEACH STATE at UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Details/TV: Friday, 8 p.m.
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE vs. LIFE PACIFIC
Details/TV: At the Matadome, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Music blares over the speakers at Spaulding Field and UCLA football players start their pre-practice warm-up lines. The offensive players run from one side of the field, crossing paths with the defensive players who are running from the other.
Lokeni Toailoa leads the linebackers’ line and Devon Modster is at the head of the quarterbacks’ line. They meet in the middle and share a secret handshake, the same one Toailoa usually shares with Josh Rosen. Toailoa wraps Modster in a bear hug when the ritual is complete.
Modster is already proving a worthy replacement for the injured Rosen
LOS ANGELES — When he met the media Monday, Jim Mora declined to clear up any speculation about the nature of the injuries that knocked Josh Rosen out of Saturday’s game against Washington, but the UCLA head coach does want to make this clear: don’t question the quarterback’s toughness.
After ESPN analyst Brock Huard seemed to do just that on the TV broadcast Saturday, Mora clapped back at the former Washington quarterback.
“I would put very little stock into anything that Brock Huard has to say about football,” said Mora, who, like Huard, is a Washington alumnus. “That will be controversial.