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...