Wednesday, 29 March, 2017

Charles Barkley is now openly rooting against UCLA in NCAA Tournament

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He should still look to distribute and give his teammate open shots but; if the Bruins want to win the championship Ball has to average 20 points and 10 assists to make the UCLA offensive even more unsafe. When he's on the court, Hall helps the offense score 116.5 points per 100 possessions, while allowing opponents only 96.7 points per 100 possessions. Thomas Welsh, Aaron Holiday, and Isaac Hamilton added 16, 15, and 14 points respectively, with Holiday adding 11 assists to complete a double-double.

Shockingly, Bruins fans have LaVar Ball, father of team star Lonzo, to blame.

The Bearcats claimed a 4-3 lead on a jumper from senior guard Kevin Johnson one minute and 40 seconds into the game.

Three teams out of the 68-team field scored 100 points or more in the tournament's first round: Kansas and North Carolina, the respective No. 1 seeds in the Midwest and South regions, and Arizona, the No. 2 seed in the West.

UCLA's Lonzo Ball recorded 10 points and two assists in the half before he hobbled into the locker room after suffering an injury. There are certainly some things we need to do really well to have a chance to win; but, again, our guys are playing loose.

Kent State, afflicted with a bit of stage fright, missed 10 of its first 11 shots before it loosened up. But the Golden Flashes kept digging. But UCLA will start off with the Golden Flashes of Kent State. Going up for an alley-oop just before halftime, Ball was upended and landed hard on his backside, staying down for a few moments in pain. While UCLA will move on to the second round of the tournament following a 17-point win over the Golden Flashes, it's highly unlikely that Ball will be able to close the gap even if the Bruins go on to win it all with just four potential games left in the season.

"I'm fine", Ball said.

". I wish he would let his kid shine", Barkley said.

Ball was driving for a layup and took a hit that sent him off balance and to the floor. "Like I said, at halftime in eight of those 10 games, we defended like insane, made timely plays when we needed to and we've shown tremendous toughness and resiliency as a group". We knew they were going to play four guards a lot.

Kent State carried its momentum into the second half. "I mean listen, once I found out he averaged two points a game".

Kent State coach Rob Senderoff said he was proud of his team's effort.

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