For every March Madness winner who is elated to win and move on, there’s another side that struggles to come to grips with defeat and a season suddenly cut short. After Sunday’s wild and wonderful finish to the North Carolina-Kentucky matchup, De’Aaron Fox showed how the other half lives with a raw and emotional reaction to Kentucky’s 75-73 loss in the Elite Eight. Still clearly devastated by coming up just short of the Final Four, the freshman star sobbed and clutched teammate Bam Adebayo while being interviewed. “This isn’t a locker room that looks like guys don’t care,” said Fox, who is 19 years old and likely headed for the NBA.
Lonzo Ball must have gotten his basketball genes from his mother. Famous dad LaVar Ball has been telling anyone who’ll listen that he would beat Michael Jordan in a game of 1-on-1. Men lie, women lie, ball don’t — well, now that we have video of LaVar playing, we can safely say that this Ball did lie.
On Friday night, after UCLA lost to Kentucky, Bruins Coach Steve Alford told an ESPN reporter “I am absolutely 100 percent not going to Indiana. Staying at UCLA. I am happy. Love it here.” Today, Indiana’s AD Fred Glass offered more insight into Alford’s statement, according to WMHR Sports Director Dave Calabro. Calabro tweeted: In other words, Steve Alford probably made his announcement about staying at UCLA after learning he would not be offered the Indiana job, just as we had suspected. That’s a pretty important piece of information. It means that all the rumors and talk about Alford going to Indiana being a “done deal” were completely incorrect. It also means that UCLA is still stuck with