The UCLA basketball team loses their fourth game in a row in embarrassing fashion as they fall to Liberty, 73-58. With this loss, the Bruins have proven that the product on the floor is not worth our time.
There is nothing else to say. There’s no deep analysis that I need to get into. There is nothing I can write that will bring any sense of hope surrounding the UCLA basketball team.
Today, the Bruins lost a very uninspired game to Liberty. It is their second home loss in a row to what should be a cupcake. It is their fourth straight loss in a row when you add in the blowouts by Cincinnati and Ohio State.
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There are no stats I can spew that will shine any positive light on the basketball program right now. Actually, the stats will probably point to UCLA being a complete disaster. That all lies on one person.
“This might be one of the most disappointing games I’ve had” said the sixth year coach after the Bruins third straight double-digit loss and this comes two games after UCLA lost by 29 points to Cincinnati, the third worst loss in tenure.
After losing three games in a row, one would hope that the Bruins would come onto Nell and John Wooden Court at Pauley Pavilion, hyped to prove the doubters wrong. The exact opposite happened. They prove the doubters right. UCLA basketball is not good right now.
That is on Steve Alford.
If you held out any hope for UCLA being active on offense, improving on defense and just generally putting out a better product, then you are probably coming away from this game very disappointed. Not to belittle the efforts of Liberty, but this is a team the Bruins should have steamrolled.
With all the talent on the roster, with all the resource at their disposal, with the history of this program in their corner, UCLA should have won this game. They should have won several of their six losses.
Unfortuately, that has not happened and will not happen with Alford still in charge of the program.