Liberty beat UCLA at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday by 15 points. Sothat was ranked 21st in the preseason AP poll. Obviously, that's not great -- for the Bruins or Alford's future with the Bruins. So, for those reasons and more, Matt Norlander and I decided to open this episode of the CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast by discussing the bad situation in Westwood.
After that, the conversation went like this:
- 20:08: If UCLA does fire Alford, who might replace him? Earl Watson? Fred Hoiberg? Eric Musselman? Gregg Marshall? Rick Pitino? Or somebody else entirely? Norlander and I run through some possible candidates -- and I explain why Pitino would be awesome even if I'd be surprised if UCLA would actually do it.
- 35:00: Partly because of UCLA, but not completely because of UCLA, the Pac-12 had another terrible weekend. Utah got smoked at home by Nevada. Princeton beat Arizona State. Santa Clara beat Washington State. Seattle beat California. And now the Pac-12 is guaranteed to become the first power conference in two decades to have a winning percentage below .600 in the month of December. What is wrong with this league? How did it get historically bad?
- 52:03: NCAA Tournament.
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