Basketball

De'Aaron Fox dominated Lonzo Ball and drove Kentucky to the Elite Eight

Fox played one of the games of the year when Kentucky needed it most.<p>De’Aaron Fox hasn’t played a lot of basketball games in which the guard lined up across from him was more heavily hyped then he was.<p>On the 247Sports Composite, Fox was the No. 6 overall player and No. 2 point guard in this …

College Basketball

The One 2017 1st-Round Opponent Each Playoff Team Matches Up with Best

Legend has it that if we talk about the NBA playoffs ad nauseam, it'll get here exponentially quicker than if we were to remain silent. It's like when a groundhog doesn't see its shadow Feb. 2 and spring gets here sooner, only completely different and not at all related.<p>On the off chance any of …

Washington Wizards

Here's why Devin Booker credited Kobe Bryant for his 70-point game

Booker joined Kobe in the 70-point brotherhood, and he immediately shouted him out after the game.<p>Devin Booker scored 70 points on Friday, becoming the sixth player in NBA history to reach that vaunted plateau. Booker’s season high was just 39 points (which happened thrice), and he credited Kobe …

Kobe Bryant

Potential No. 1 NBA Draft pick Lonzo Ball announces he's played final game at UCLA

Following the Bruins loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16, he wasted no time making it clear he is headed to the NBA<p><b>Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts,</b> <i>plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine!</i><p>UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball has played his final game in a …

College Basketball

UConn Women’s Basketball Team Dynasty Reveals Sexism in March Madness

The successes of the UConn Women's Basketball Team are deliberately ignored for being… so successful.<p>On Monday, March 20, the UConn women’s basketball team won their 109th game <i>in a row</i>, 94–64 against Syracuse, to advance to the third round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament, which they are …

College Basketball

Suns' Booker explodes for 70 points in loss to Celtics

Devin Booker has put forth the most prolific scoring performance in over a decade.<p>The Phoenix Suns guard registered 70 points in Friday's 130-120 …

Sports

Florida's incredible running 3-point buzzer beater sends Gators to Elite Eight

The Gators beat Wisconsin on a buzzer-beater to move on to the Elite Eight.<p>Florida and Wisconsin played an instant classic in the Sweet 16. The Gators will advance to the Elite Eight after an amazing runner by Chris Chiozza at the buzzer.<p>The reverse angle is even better.<p>This only happened after …

College Basketball

Twitter Trolled LaVar Ball After Kentucky Beat UCLA In The Sweet 16

You knew this was going to happen. If Kentucky beat UCLA in the Sweet 16, everyone on Twitter was going to use it as an opportunity to make fun of LaVar Ball, the brash and outspoken father of Bruins guard Lonzo Ball. That ended up happening, as the Wildcats took UCLA down, 86-75.<p>Twitter’s jokes …

College Basketball

Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA, is headed to NBA

Star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA and headed to the next level.<p>The guard said Friday night after his team lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 that he is moving on from the college game.<p>"That was my final game for UCLA. I appreciate all the fans and all the support," Ball …

College Basketball

NCAA Tournament 2017: Wisconsin makes case as best basketball and football power

One school that could have a case, fittingly, is Florida -- which plays Wisconsin on Friday night<p><b>Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts,</b> <i>plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine!</i><p>NEW YORK -- In the past two decades, through unconventional approach, …

College Basketball

The Kentucky Wildcats are the only honest team in college basketball

Enough of the hypocrisy: every other top-class basketball program is trying to copy Kentucky, which makes rooting against them so outdated and pointless<p>The NCAA tournament field is down to the Sweet 16 weekend of games, featuring 15 collegiate programs and the Kentucky Wildcats, a D-League team …

College Basketball

Who is LaVar Ball?

Greetings, earthlings: Crazy NBA dad-to-be LaVar Ball has invaded your televisions, computers and brains, and he is never going away.<p>The father of …

NBA

Kawhi Leonard’s passion for Earl Lloyd documentary comes through loud and clear

Quiet Spurs star is co-executive producer of film about NBA’s first black player<p>Popcorn was available, of course, as were beverages. Family and …

NBA

Report: Clippers' Blake Griffin could consider Lakers, Celtics in free agency

Reportedly, the star forward could be looking for a fresh start<p>The Blake Griffin rumors are starting again. In a feature about the Los Angeles Clippers , Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding reported that league insiders increasingly believe the star forward could look elsewhere in free agency this coming …

NBA

How a Former NBA Star Hopes to Change Basketball’s Coaching Paradigm

The New Road to the Six<p>Jerry Stackhouse wants to be an NBA head coach. He doesn’t want to toil as an assistant for years to make that happen. By …

NBA

LeBron James suffers corneal abrasion of right eye in Cleveland Cavaliers win

CHARLOTTE -- LeBron James suffered a corneal abrasion of his right eye in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 112-105 win over the Charlotte …

Cleveland

LaVar Ball gets Crying Jordan, meme treatment after UCLA loss

Mar 4, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Lavar Ball embraces his son UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball (2) after the game against the Washington State Cougars …

March Madness

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 2 Kentucky Prediction, Game Preview

North Carolina vs. Kentucky prediction and game preview, as the No. 1 Tar Heels and No. 2 Wildcats face off in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.<p>…

College Basketball

NCAA Tournament 2017: Power Ranking the Elite Eight Teams

We're still seven games away from finding out who the 2017 men's college basketball national champion will be, but every remaining team feels like a legitimate candidate to claim the title.<p>It's funny how everyone looks great after three straight wins, right? Not two weeks ago, we weren't even sure …

College Basketball

Do you know where these college basketball teams are located? Take this super-hard quiz.

You think you know college sports? Okay, time to prove it.<p>We’ve chosen 15 college teams — some of whom are a part of this year’s NCAA tournament — with names that wouldn’t necessarily give away their location. All you have to do is name <b>the state</b> they’re located in. No clues, though … so good …

College Basketball

Clippers and Utah Jazz ready for a Western Conference showdown

The Clippers admit Saturday afternoon’s encounter with the Utah Jazz at Staples Center is important for their playoff seeding. What they won’t admit, though, is that the outcome of the game will have significant impact on the outcome of the season.<p>The reality is that the game carries weight because …

NBA

Kentucky Vs. UCLA Live Stream: Watch NCAA March Madness Game Online

It’s go time! The South’s number two and three seeded teams meet up in the Sweet 16, with Kentucky taking on UCLA. This could be one of the most epic …

College Basketball

2 Chainz on His Ewing Athletics Sneaker Collaboration, Being a Fan of Lonzo Ball and Michael Jordan

“First of all, you’ve got to know I’m a sports fan, so I saw No. 33 play.”<p>2 Chainz is standing inside Jimmy Jazz in Harlem, in front of a wall lined …

New York Knicks

Becky Hammon's choice -- college coach or NBA trailblazer -- will go down in history

Spurs assistant is well-positioned to be the first female NBA head coach<p>Let’s stipulate this at the top: Whatever choice Becky Hammon makes, it would be unwise to bet against her, and unfair to question her.<p>Hammon, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski in The Vertical, has been offered the …

San Antonio Spurs

Lakers beat Wolves 130-119 in OT to snap 6-game skid

Jordan Clarkson had career highs of 35 points and eight 3-pointers, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-119 in …

Los Angeles Lakers

Bulls roll over in embarrassing 117-107 loss to 76ers

Robin Lopez is a veteran and a smart guy, Stanford education and all. But leave it to the Bulls to make Lopez look uninformed.<p>"We know we belong there," Lopez said Friday morning of the playoffs. "We've beaten some of the best teams in the league."<p>And lost to some of the worst. Which is why by …

NBA

The 3 plays in sports everybody will be talking about today

Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Friday:<p><b>The Kansas dunk off of a ref</b>. Kansas blew out Purdue, 98-66, in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, and it got some help from a referee. With time running out in the first half and Purdue hoping to cut a five-point deficit …

College Basketball

North Carolina is scary good

North Carolina dominated Butler Friday night to earn a spot in the South Region final and that performance should put fear into the other teams …

March Madness

Derrick Rose got a call from John Calipari when he went AWOL

PORTLAND – Derrick Rose is rooting for his college coach John Calipari, but will have his eyes on UCLA’s stud point guard Lonzo Ball and Knicks …

NBA

De'Aaron Fox gets the best of Lonzo Ball as Kentucky wins showdown with UCLA

MEMPHIS — De’Aaron Fox stood in a hallway, smiled, and said he wished he could play for Kentucky again in an hour. Lonzo Ball sat on a chair and …

College Basketball