FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) - New UCLA coach Steve Alford feels at home back in Indiana.
He spent Wednesday working with about 200 young boys and girls at Franklin College's basketball camp about 25 miles south of Indianapolis. For Alford, this has become an annual event.
But it's never been quite like this.
For the first time, he is wearing slightly lighter shades of Franklin's school colors - blue and gold - and was honored with a special brick at a dedication ceremony for a new reflection pool at the hospital where he was born.
This is a rare break from the day-to-day rigors of coaching major college basketball, though UCLA was clearly on Alford's mind as he spoke about a bright future for one of college basketball's most prestigious programs.

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Notre Dame vs. LSU Pick Will No. 13 Notre Dame be able to roll to another win when it faces LSU...
Thumbnail Baylor vs. Creighton Pick Can No. 22 Baylor keep its unbeaten season going when it takes on Creighton at 10PM ET in the Hall of Fame...
Thumbnail UT Arlington vs. Alabama Pick Will No. 25 Alabama be able to cover a double-digit spread at home when it takes on UT Arlington...
Thumbnail Wisconsin vs. UCLA Pick Which team will bounce back from a loss when No. 23 UCLA plays host to Wisconsin tonight...
Thumbnail Southern Illinois vs. Louisville Pick Can No. 19 Louisville continue to roll along in the 2017-18 season when the Cardinals take on Southern Illinois...

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages