Vote: Who will be the next coach at Indiana?

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The UCLA Bruins saw their season come to an end Friday night in the Sweet 16 against the Kentucky Wildcats. Now the question becomes whether Steve Alford has coached his last game in Westwood.

Although Alford still has three years left on his UCLA contact, there has been speculation that he might relocate to his home state and accept the Indiana Hoosiers head-coaching job recently vacated by Tom Crean.

There are several other potential candidates for the job in Bloomington.

Alford, who won a national championship while playing for the Hoosiers in 1987, shared fond memories of that title (Indiana's most recent) but declined to discuss the current job opening prior to this year's tournament. It remains to be seen whether Alford's feelings have changed after UCLA's recent ousting from the Big Dance.

The Hoosiers have won five national titles and have been to eight Final Fours in their history, but they haven't advanced past the Sweet 16 in the past 15 years.