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Whicker: Lonzo Ball keeps rolling and UCLA is headed to Sweet 16

The first half belonged in a septic tank. The second half belonged in a Dom Perignon bottle.

A few more like that, and champagne will flow.

Lonzo Ball and UCLA have played classic halves this season. What they did to Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA tournament might have been their magnum opus.

They shot 19 for 30 with 14 assists and two turnovers. They wound up shooting 50 percent for the game after they missed 19 of their first 26 shots

At intermission they had no fast-break points and Ball had no assists.