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#pounditTuesday, January 18, 2022

Steve Alford dismisses fan concern after latest UCLA loss

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Steve Alford offered a very unsatisfying quote after UCLA’s latest loss.

The Bruins fell to Ohio State 80-66 on Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago to drop to 7-5. UCLA has lost three in a row — a home defeat to Belmont, a 29-point loss at Cincinnati, and the 14-point loss to Ohio State.

Calls for Alford’s job increased after the loss to Belmont, and they’ve only grown since. When asked about the fans growing frustrated, Alford dismissed the concern.

Perhaps next time he should go with a response along the lines of “we know the expectations from the fans are high, as they should be. We are working to improve and deliver the results everyone is looking for out of us.”

Alford is in his sixth season as UCLA’s head coach and has not advanced beyond the Sweet 16.

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