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College basketball: UCLA’s Lonzo Ball earns honors

College basketball: UCLA’s Lonzo Ball earns honors

UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball was selected a first-team All-American by the U.S. Basketball Writers Assn. and a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy that goes to national player of the year.

The other finalists are Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss, Villanova’s Josh Hart, Kansas’ Frank Mason III and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan. The winner will be announced March 31 during the Final Four in Glendale, Ariz.

— Ben Bolch

Poll: Villanova first, UCLA seventh

Villanova, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, is No. 1 in the final Associated Press college bas-ketball poll of the season.

The Wildcats (31-3) were...

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