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UCLA fires Steve Alford day after home loss to Liberty

UCLA fires Steve Alford day after home loss to Liberty
Published On: Mon, Dec 31
Mar 27, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Steve Alford during the second half in the semifinals of the south regional of the 2015 NCAA Tournament against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The disappointing era of UCLA Bruins basketball under Steve Alford has finally come to an end.

Alford has been fired by UCLA, with an official announcement set to come on Monday, according to both The Athletica€™sA Seth DavisA and Bruin Report Online.

Bruin Report Onlinea€™s Tracy Pierson says the school and Alford spent much of the day on SundayA negotiating the coacha€™s buyout before reaching an agreement.

Alford was in his sixth season on the job and in the middle of an ugly four-game losing streak that was bookended by home losses to Belmont and Liberty. The latter came on Saturday, a day before Alford was fired. The Bruins are 7-6 and have suffered blowout losses to North Carolina, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Ohio State, in addition to the defeats to Belmont and Liberty.

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