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Payton Watson Commits to UCLA

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5* Small Forward Payton Watson has just committed to UCLA

UA Ends its $280m contract

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Apparently the Under Amour Story is a Nothingburger. Where are UCLA Fans Running a Bruin Fan Site?

Walton narrates Teton Gravity Research Grateful Dead Film

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If you're into snow sports or surfing you'll probably enjoy this. Coach gets the final line of the movie.

Where it All Went Wrong for Chip Kelly

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I kid, but I will say that Chip's personality is also under .500

Nix decommits..going pro

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It appears bad news for Bruin faithful. Maybe the potential of no fall sports contributed to this decision.

Walton vs. Alford

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ESPN definitely toying with us, here... pitting Walton against Alford in the first round of their "Greatest All-Time CBB Player" bracket. "(1) Bill Walton vs. (16) Steve Alford Walton (UCLA, 1971-74): You know him as Dave Pasch's sidekick, but in his playing days Walton was virtually unstoppable. In the 1973 national title game against Memphis, Walton scored 44 points on 21-of-22 shooting from the floor. His career numbers are almost equally mind-boggling, clocking in at 20 points and 16 rebounds on 65% shooting from the floor. A three-time Naismith Player of the Year, Walton won two national titles and two Final Four Most Outstanding Player awards. -- Gasaway Alford (Indiana, 1983-87): Keith Smart's jumper may have won the 1987 national championship game for Indiana, but it was Alford's seven made 3s that put the Hoosiers in position to claim the victory. Alford drained 53% of tries from beyond the arc that year, the first season in which the 3-point shot was in use throughout all of D-I. Bob Knight's star was a two-time consensus All-American. -- Gasaway"

We're playing Cal

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The' Furd drops as we play a lower ranked team in our first round.

All 7 Pac 12 team are in according to: Jay Bilas' college basketball rankings for 2019-20, version 4.0

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The Bilas Index is the greatest recognition and measure of basketball prowess and accomplishment known to man. It is compiled for your enjoyment and further education, intended for good and not simply to win your office pool to make thousands of dollars (or more). Remember, this is not a business, it is about education and the welfare of the student-athlete. That is why we will travel these athletes thousands of miles outside of their natural regions and finish some games after midnight, because we believe in education. The Bilas Index should serve as the standard to the selection committee, and prove conclusively that the committee's work on at-large selections should be finished by now. An example ... Northern Iowa lost in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. As such, the Panthers are right on the cut line and have NO CHANCE of being selected as an at-large team. Why? Because bigger conference teams have conference tournament games this week that will provide more high-value wins for their résumés. If the committee can pick the best 36 teams after the automatic qualifiers are factored in, the committee can select the best 68 teams before the automatic qualifiers are factored in. Then, Champ Week is about ONLY that ... championships. At-large selections are based upon the regular season only, and conference tourneys are about the automatic bid only. Pretty easy stuff. More emphasis on the regular season, and a more level field for the "little guy." Each automatic bid that is won would knock out an at-large selection. It would be quite fun, and then the NCAA would have TWO fantastic days ... when the at-large list comes out, and when the bracket comes out. You're welcome. With that in mind, here is the Bilas Index, pre-tournament edition: Click the link to see his 68 teams.