Report: UCLA fires Steve Alford as men's basketball coach

Steve Alford is out as men’s basketball coach at UCLA after a fourth consecutive loss over the weekend, according to multiple reports early Monday morning.

Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports confirmed the news.

The Bruins (7-6) started the season 4-0 but lost their last four leading up to Pac-12 play, which begins Thursday against Stanford. UCLA was blown out at home Saturday by Liberty, 73-58, and committed 24 turnovers. The team made six of 22 3-pointers.

It also lost handily to Cincinnati, 93-64, in mid-December.

Alford, 54, was in his sixth year coaching the Bruins. He compiled a 124-63 record with one Pac-12 tournament title and four NCAA appearances, three of which were trips to the Sweet 16.

UCLA has been compiling a list of candidates to replace him, per reports.

The official announcement is reported to be Monday with an interim coach not yet solidified.

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