Last week, UCLA Coach Steve Alford gathered his team's point guards and hashed out a new plan.
Up to that point, freshman Aaron Holiday and junior Bryce Alford had shared point-guard duties on the fly. It had led to confusion. No one seemed to know where to throw the outlet pass. Both had been slow to break out in transition.
So the three met to figure out how to eliminate the uncertainty. They decided Bryce Alford would start as the point guard in the Bruins' next game, Sunday against Cal State Northridge, and they'd "see how it went," Bryce Alford said.
It went well. With more focused roles, UCLA routed CSUN, 77-45, at Pauley Pavilion.