Not long ago, UCLA basketball was reeling.
In March, a plane flew a banner over the campus imploring the school to fire coach Steve Alford. The renowned college hoops program seemed listless, struggling to a 15-17 record one year after a March Madness run marked by luck as much as anything else.
Suddenly, all that drama seems ancient. UCLA just put the college hoops world on notice: The Bruins are back, baby.
UCLA upset top-ranked Kentucky in Kentucky on Saturday, controlling the second half en route to a 97-92 win. It was a clash of college basketball blue-bloods — Kentucky boasts more wins than any other program, while UCLA boasts the most national titles. Read more…