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Ex-UCLA coach Alford hired to lead Nevada

Steve Alford, who was fired by UCLA in December after 5 ½ seasons, has been hired as the next head coach of Nevada, the school announced Thursday.

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Sources: Alford front-runner for Nevada vacancy

Steve Alford, who was fired by UCLA on Dec. 31, has interviewed for Nevada's head-coaching vacancy and has emerged as the front-runner, sources told ESPN.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Nevada last season won two games in the NCAA tournament before losing by a point in the Sweet 16. The Wolf Pack's stay in the tournament this season will be much shorter. Nevada, the No. 7 seed in the West Regional, fell to 10th-seeded Florida 70-61 in the first round in Des Moines. Caleb Martin finished with 21 points for the Wolf Pack, but made just 5-of-22 shots. Florida will play the winner of the Michigan-Montana game on Saturday.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Nevada, which once trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half, is making some progress. The Wolf Pack, the seventh-seed in the West Regional, are down 58-46 with less than eight minutes left. It's hard to see Nevada getting much closer without more help from Caleb Martin, its leading scorer in the regular season. Martin has 10 points on 3-of-17 shooting. Martin averaged more than 19 points in the regular season.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida, a 42-percent shooting team in the regular season, is on fire in the second half in Des Moines against Nevada. The Gators are 5-of-7 in the early minutes after halftime to open up a 48-33 lead over the seventh-seeded Wolf Pack.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida went a stretch of almost six minutes late in the first half without a basket but still leads Nevada 37-28 at halftime. The Wolf Pack, the No. 7 seed in the West Regional, averaged almost 81 points per game in the regular season. Nevada's lowest-scoring game of the season is 56 points in its most recent game, a Mountain West Conference tournament loss to San Diego State. Nevada is shooting 45 percent but has nine turnovers.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game77.391st
Rebounds Per Game38.2132nd
Assists Per Game15.869th
Points Allowed70.4218th

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-7
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances7