With Sweet Sixteen berth, Steve Alford sheds lackluster postseason history

Someone looking to criticize UCLA coach Steve Alford doesn’t need to scroll far down that Google search.

His previously lackluster postseason record, though? That one looks a lot less valid now that the 49-year-old has guided the Bruins to their first Sweet Sixteen since 2008.

Those two tournament wins came over double-digit seeds, but the team deserves credit for steamrolling over both Tulsa and Stephen F. Austin — never looking truly at risk for an upset.