UCLA fires Steve Alford day after home loss to Liberty

Larry Brown Sports

The disappointing era of UCLA Bruins basketball under Steve Alford has finally come to an end.

Alford has been fired by UCLA, with an official announcement set to come on Monday, according to both The Athletic’s Seth Davis and Bruin Report Online.

Bruin Report Online’s Tracy Pierson says the school and Alford spent much of the day on Sunday negotiating the coach’s buyout before reaching an agreement.

Alford was in his sixth season on the job and in the middle of an ugly four-game losing streak that was bookended by home losses to Belmont and Liberty. The latter came on Saturday, a day before Alford was fired. The Bruins are 7-6 and have suffered blowout losses to North Carolina, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Ohio State, in addition to the defeats to Belmont and Liberty.

#basketball, #college

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