Nevada quickly hires Alford to replace Musselman

Basketball 04/11/19, 20:39

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another.Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas.Alford is expected to be introduced at a Friday news conference"There is no better coach than Steve Alford to continue the rise of Nevada basketball ...

UCLA hires Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin as basketball coach

Sports 04/09/19, 12:08

Mick Cronin was hired as UCLA's basketball coach Tuesday, ending a months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford.The university says Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal.He had a 296-146 record at his alma mater Cincinnati over 16 seasons and led the Bearcats to the ...

Calipari tweet: Plan and desire is to retire at Kentucky

Sports 03/21/19, 01:59

John Calipari has tweeted that his "plan and desire" is to retire at Kentucky, quashing the latest rumor in what has been an annual ritual linking him as a candidate for vacant coaching jobs.The 10th-year Wildcats coach said on his verified Twitter account Wednesday night "there is no better job ...

Tied in Pac-12, USC and UCLA meet with tourney implications

Sports 02/27/19, 19:16

Jaylen Hands wouldn't change a thing in this rockiest of seasons for UCLA. Not even losses to Belmont and Liberty that contributed to the firing of coach Steve Alford.After many starts and stops, the Bruins appear to be on the upswing behind the sophomore guard's leadership, along with sophomore Kris ...

UCLA comes from behind to beat Cal in overtime 75-67

Sports 02/14/19, 01:34

UCLA interim coach Murry Bartow wasn't certain benching his starters less than four minutes into the first half was the right move.Chris Wilkes, one of the five Bruins sent to the bench, felt otherwise, even though it took he and his teammates a little while to respond.Wilkes had 27 points ...

UCLA, USC meet amid rocky seasons for crosstown rivals

Sports 01/17/19, 19:37

A fired coach. A transfer. Suspensions. Injuries. UCLA and Southern California have experienced it all barely halfway through the season.Things began promisingly enough for the Bruins. They were an AP Top 25 team and were predicted to finish second in the Pac-12 before early consecutive losses to ranked Michigan State ...

Pac-12 preseason favorites UCLA and Oregon face off

Sports 01/09/19, 02:14

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:GAME OF THE WEEK: UCLA at Oregon, Thursday. The Ducks and Bruins were the Pac-12's preseason favorites, but have suffered some unexpected losses. Oregon lost to Texas Southern at home in late November and to Oregon State last week ...

UCLA beats California 98-83 to start Pac-12 play at 2-0

Sports 01/05/19, 18:16

Kris Wilkes scored 18 points, and UCLA pulled away in the second half to beat California 98-83 on Saturday, giving the Bruins a sweep on opening weekend of Pac-12 play.Moses Brown added 16 points and nine rebounds, Chris Smith had 15 points and reserve David Singleton had a second straight ...

UCLA beats Stanford 92-70, snaps skid in Bartow’s debut

Sports 01/04/19, 02:09

Mired in a four-game skid and having fired its coach in-season for the first time in the program's 100-year history, UCLA went back to the past to right itself.The Bruins appointed Murry Bartow interim coach after dismissing Steve Alford on Monday. The same day assistant Tyus Edney, who helped win ...

UCLA fires Steve Alford as basketball coach after 6 seasons

Basketball 12/31/18, 12:47

Steve Alford has been fired as UCLA basketball coach after six seasons, with the Bruins mired in a four-game skid that included losses at home to Belmont and Liberty.Athletic director Dan Guerrero said Monday that assistant Murry Bartow will serve as interim coach through the end of the season.UCLA is ...

No. 21 UCLA puts hopes for Pac-12 title in Hands, Wilkes

Basketball 10/26/18, 13:14

Getting bounced out of the First Four a year after a Sweet 16 appearance. Losing three players as the result of a shoplifting incident in China. Having the Pac-12 scoring leader leave early as a first-round draft pick.UCLA couldn't hit the reset button fast enough.Even with Aaron Holiday off to ...

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