They chased and chased, until there was no point in running anymore.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Lonzo Ball walked to one corner of the court and bent over, gripping his shorts. Bryce Alford hugged his older brother Kory, his college career over.
The team that had trampled others for nearly five months got overrun at the worst possible time, UCLA’s defense picked apart in the second half by the same Kentucky players the Bruins had vanquished earlier this season.
The third-seeded Bruins were no match for the second-seeded Wildcats on Friday night at FedExForum, an 86-75 defeat in an NCAA tournament South Regional semifinal serving as an unhappy conclusion...