Ep. 121 - HS & NCAA March Madness Special! Interviews & Our Picks!

On Episode 121 of the Ballislife In The Paint Show, hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on the upcoming NCAA Tournament: our insight, and picks to head to the Final Four in New Orleans. Is this tournament as wide open as people think? We think not!

We also recap the CIF and UIL State championships with Tarek Fattal (L.A. Daily News), who covered the CIF state finals and covers the UCLA Bruins beat for the SoCal News Group and head coach David Peavy of FAB 50 No. 2 Duncanville (Texas), as he gives insight to what makes the four-time state champ Panthers such a special program.

We also get insight from overseas pro Chloe Wells on playing pro ball this season in Russia and the harrowing experience of leaving and retuning home to SoCal as the Russian invasion of Ukraine broke out. Her experience is unbelievable and draws unique parallels to Brittney Griner's detainment in Russia.

(0:00) - Intro

(1:07) - Highlights of Texas UIL State Championships 

(4:29) - Highlights of CA CIF State Championships 

(5:45) - Tarek Fattal (L.A. Daily News) on CIF Championships 

(18:18) - Tarek Fattal (L.A. Daily News) on UCLA in NCAA’s 

(26:39) - Pac-12 Tourney Chances

(30:54) - Chances of Middle Seeds (6-8) Advancing 

(33:27) - Will Wade/LSU Situation/Impact on Tourney 

(37:25) - Big Ten with 9 Teams in! Any Good F.F. Bets?

(40:35) - Kentucky & East Region Breakdown

(45:54) - Gonzaga & West Region Breakdown

(50:24) - Update on Russia-Ukraine Conflict                            

(52:56) - Auburn & Midwest Region Breakdown       

(1:00:27) - Chloe Wells Interview: Experience in & Return from Russia  

(1:31:25) - David Peavy Interview: 4-Peat at Duncanville (Texas)                            

(1:54:35) - More Insight From UIL State Championships              

(2:00:20) - Tennessee & South Region Breakdown                       

(2:04:26) - GEICO Nationals Field & Seeds     
(2:09:45) - New BIL Women’s Gear Drop & Shop.Ballislife.com Discount Code                                                                                               
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