The ball went sailing. The Ball trotted backward. The blitz was on. After grinding through a half of burdensome basketball Sunday night, UCLA suddenly flicked Cincinnati off its shoulders with three quick whisks, in barely a blink, turning a 30-win team into dust in the wind. Lonzo Ball, trey....
LOS ANGELES - The son suffered his first injury when he lost a tooth on a Brentwood basketball court. He picked it up, threw it to the sidelines and kept playing as the father cheered the greatest athlete he had ever seen. Aidan Cullen was 8. "I should have said, 'Stop, are you OK?'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Lurking underneath all the talk of UCLA's teamwork and depth this season was a stark, tandem truth that nobody could deny. That reality surfaced Friday night at Golden 1 Center in ways that caused Kent State to stand and stare dizzily as if suffering from severe blue-and-golden flashes.