UCLA guard Bryce Alford came prepared for all the questions he’d inevitably get asked about his former teammate, Lonzo Ball, after his Memorial Day draft workout with the Los Angeles Lakers. Alford spent his senior year at UCLA alongside Ball, where they finished their season 31-5, and made a push all the way to the Sweet 16, before being ousted by Kentucky. “He can play anywhere,” Alford said when asked about how Ball might fit with the Lakers young core. “Obviously, I think this (the Lakers) would be a good fit for him, but that dude can fit in with just about anybody. He makes everybody around him better, whether it be a guard or a big or anybody. That dude is a special kid.” “Their (the Lakers)
Maryland baseball finished the Big Ten Tournament with a 37-21 overall record and the 34th-best RPI in the country. It also erases any doubts that Maryland had caught lightening in a bottle in 2014 and 2015, and demonstrates that the Terps are becoming a nationally recognized program. The other Big Ten teams to make the NCAA tournament are Nebraska, Michigan, Indiana, and conference tournament winner Iowa.
Take all the schools in the Pac-12 today, add up all the NCAA championships they have ever won, and you wind up with a big number. Five hundred, to be exact. On Sunday, the Washington women's rowing team won the NCAA championship at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey, making the Pac-12 the first conference to reach 500 NCAA national titles. Here's a look at some of the key numbers around the milestone: 306: Total NCAA championships won by the Big Ten, which is in second place. The SEC is third with 220. 173: NCAA titles won by Pac-12 women's teams, among the 500. Another 30 were won by combined teams. 1981: Year the Pac-12 won its first NCAA women's title. USC beat UCLA in the volleyball