2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
3rd in Pac-12

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

About an hour until No. 1 prospect Marvin Bagley III makes his college decision -- and decides whether to reclassify and graduate high school. Duke, USC or UCLA. Bagley is perhaps the best prospect to come out of high school since Anthony Davis in 2011. Would immediately make Duke preseason No. 1, would make USC the most talented team in the country, and would get UCLA back in the national conversation despite losing four starters.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Cameron Reddish is down to Duke, UCLA, UConn, Villanova and Kentucky. No. 4 prospect in 2018.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA offered ESPN 100 center David McCormack.

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23dJay Bilas

LaVar Ball's act isn't funny; it's dangerous

At first, LaVar Ball was a guilty pleasure. Like the Kardashians, he was famous for being famous. It felt harmless. We were wrong. Twice now he has told a woman to "stay in her lane." The truth is he's a misogynist not worthy of our time.

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24dJeff Borzello

How 15-year-old LaMelo Ball became hated without saying a word

You know his father's voice. LaVar Ball is always talking. LaMelo doesn't say much. "He's wild like me," LaVar insists. As LaVar talks, the intense criticism of his youngest son grows. What does LaMelo think? He's a five-star prospect who shrugs it off.

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25dMyron Medcalf

How LaVar Ball made a mess of things in Las Vegas

It started so well, with crowds and attention for an event that usually doesn't get those crowds or that attention. Then things went downhill. That's how it works with LaVar Ball. He cannot help himself. It has to be about him. That's a problem.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Recruiting update: Marvin Bagley Jr. tells ESPN that his son will take official visits to Arizona on August (2-4) and now UCLA on August ( 10-12). He has already made official visits to Duke and USC. ‬Marvin Bagley III is the no.1 player in the class of 2018 and is exploring the possibility of reclassifying to 2017.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Krzyzewski, Bryce Drew, Archie Miller, Steve Alford among the coaches here at #The8 for five-star point guard Darius Garland.

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27dJeff Borzello

There was a show in Vegas, and LaVar Ball was the star

The game was a spectacle, with NBA players, college coaches and fans flocking to see LaVar Ball, LaMelo Ball and the Big Baller Brand AAU in Vegas. To LaVar, it was all about him. "The best coach ever. That's how I describe myself," he said.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Officers and organizers may cancel LaMelo Ball's matchup against Zion Williamson in Las Vegas due to fire code concerns. "We may shut it down," one law enforcement official said.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

People trying to get into the Cashman Center an hour before LaMelo Ball faces Zion Williamson. Organizers have just instructed security to "close the doors" and block anyone else from entering due to fire code concerns. Chaotic scene.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Want to see LaMelo and LaVar Ball tonight in Vegas in their matchup against Zion Williamson? This is what it feels like to fight through the crowd at the Cashman Center.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

LaVar Ball is in the building here at the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships in Las Vegas. Yelled "It's about to go down!" as dozens of people followed him through the Cashman Center.

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28dJeff Borzello

The next chapter in the summer of the Ball family

One Ball (Lonzo) already dominated Las Vegas this summer. Now it's LaMelo's turn, as the Big Ballers AAU team enters a week of action in the desert. Oh, and LaVar will be there, too. If that's not enough of a reason to pay attention, here are a few more.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star junior Joey Baker said over the weekend he hears from Louisville, UCLA, NC State and Florida the most right now.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

"Form a line, form a line." Kids are lining up by the dozens to take selfies with LaVar Ball outside an AAU basketball tournament in Anaheim.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA will thrive playing up-tempo with Jaylen Hands. Loves to get the ball and push in transition, get to the rim and elevate in traffic.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star Nazreon Reid said he has visits set up in September to UCLA and Kansas. Already been to LSU, also wants to visit Kentucky and Arizona.

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35d

HOF Classic to include Baylor-Wisconsin matchup

Wisconsin and Baylor will meet for just the second time ever as part of the annual Hall of Fame Classic in November. The winner will advance to the championship game and take on either UCLA or Creighton.

ESPN staff  

College basketball isn't that far off. And to get you set for the season -- as well as for holiday viewing plans -- ESPN unveiled the brackets for six holiday tournaments. The Hall of Fame Classic will take place on Nov. 21-22 on ESPN.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Krzyzewski, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA here for No. 1 prospect Marvin Bagley. Cuonzo Martin watching five-star commit -- and potential reclass -- Jontay Porter.

Team Stats

Points Per Game89.82nd
Rebounds Per Game38.545th
Assists Per Game21.41st
Points Allowed75.5258th

Tournament History

Final Fours18
Tournament Record103-40
Championship Seasons1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995
Tournament Appearances47