- Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider
NEW YORK -- I know all about the lone Sweet 16 appearance, those who call him arrogant, and those who questioned whether he could recruit at a high enough level to put UCLA back on the national map.
Steve Alford will win at UCLA. I said it when he was hired, and I’ll say it again.
Will he win a title? I’m not ready to go that far, but he’ll make UCLA nationally relevant again and will consistently compete for Pac-12 titles.
UCLA blew a road game at Missouri earlier in the month, and played poorly again in the second half Thursday night at Madison Square Garden in a loss to Duke. The Bruins may drop out of the Top 25 after the most recent setback.
But it could have been worse. Much, much worse
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