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Alfords winding down successful run together at UCLA

Steve Alford was criticized for not winning enough, considered to be on the hot seat heading into this season. Bryce Alford was knocked for shooting too much, expected to have a hard time taking a back seat to freshman phenom Lonzo Ball.

Look at them now.

Through all the trials and tribulations, father and son arrive at the end of their four-year run at UCLA together with a chance to do something special on their way out.

"There have been ups and downs and the challenges of being a coach's kid and dealing with that in LA and the pressures that come behind that," Bryce Alford said. "But at the end of the day I wouldn't trade my experience at UCLA and...