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Bryce Alford defends Lonzo Ball: He 'doesn't deserve' criticism

Lonzo Ball is more of a household name because of his father’s brash personality than he is for his basketball ability, and one of Ball’s former UCLA teammates feels that is not right.Bryce Alford, UCLA’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made and the son of head coach Steve Alford, was asked about some of the negative attention the Ball family has received in recent months. He described...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Bryce Alford has hilarious response to taunts

Bryce Alford had a funny response Saturday to the opposing fans taunting him. The UCLA senior had another strong game for the Bruins during the team’s 83-82 road win over Utah on Saturday. During the game, Alford, whose father Steve coaches UCLA, heard some taunts from the Utes fans. "Daddy's boy!" chants after Bryce Alford drains a deep three-pointer. UCLA and Utah are tied...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Can UCLA Basketball finish in the top 5?

It is humiliating to start this article off by clarifying what I mean by “top 5.” I do not mean top 5 in the country. UCLA has not been considered one of the top teams in the country for almost a decade. The last time the Bruins received a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament was in 2008. At that point in time, the PAC-12 was still the PAC-10. No, I am talking about finishing in the top...
Via isportsweb.com
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaylen Brown Spurns Steve Alford and UCLA

One of the top recruits of the 2015 class, SF Jaylen Brown recently announced his commitment to California after holding the nation in suspense for weeks. Two weeks ago, the 6’7 forward out of Georgia had listed UCLA, UNC, Kentucky, Michigan, Cal, and Kansas as his finalists. However, Steve Alford’s optimism was short lived, as UCLA was the first to be eliminated from that list....
Via isportsweb.com
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Yanick Moreira on goaltending call in loss: ‘It’s all my fault’

By Jason Rowan The SMU Mustangs were upset in its opening round game against the UCLA Bruins by a score of 60-59 in one of the most shocking ways imaginable. SMU’s Yanick Moreira was whistled for a controversial goaltending call on a three-point attempt by Bryce Alford with 13 seconds remaining in the game. With the Bruins down by two points, Alford’s off-target shot appeared...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCLA beats SMU on controversial goaltending call

By Larry Brown  UCLA beat SMU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday after getting some help thanks to a controversial goaltending call in the final 20 seconds. UCLA blew a big second half lead and was trailing the Mustangs 59-55 with about 30 seconds left. Norman Powell made a pair of free throws to make it a two-point game, and then UCLA got a steal. Coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UCLA guard Bryce Alford's full-court 'kick' shot is pretty impressive (VIDEO)

UCLA point guard Bryce Alford is the son of head coach Steve Alford and had a solid freshman campaign on a team that reached the Sweet 16.However with four starters and fellow reserve Zach LaVine all having moved on, Alford will be asked to do even more in 2014-15.  But that doesn’t mean he can't have a little fun in the gym with his teammate Kevon Looney.Alford's first shot is one...
Via The Other Paper
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball: Previewing the point guard position

The UCLA Basketball team went through a major re-shuffling period this off-season which saw three of their top players in Kyle Anderson, Jordan Adams, and Zach LaVine declare for the NBA Draft. Losing their best player and point guard Kyle Anderson meant there is only one returning rostered point guard for next year, the Coach’s son, Bryce Alford. Let’s take a look at what he brings...
Via isportsweb.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA Basketball: Projected starting five for 2014-15

The UCLA Basketball program has been a bit of personnel carousel the past few seasons, this one again being one of them with key departures and arrivals going hand in hand. Just a week and a half ago, star shooting guard and leading scorer Jordan Adams had announced that he had withdrawn his name from NBA Draft consideration and decided to return for his junior year with the Bruins...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Forgrave: Alford proving critics wrong with fast, fun Bruins

When UCLA hired Steve Alford away from New Mexico at the end of last season to replace the fired Ben Howland, there was plenty of consternation in and around Pauley Pavilion. First was the simple fact that the new hire's name wasn't Brad Stevens. Nor was it Shaka Smart. Bruin faithful in search of the next John Wooden - or at least the next Jim Harrick - had expected the school...
Via FOX Sports
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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