Upsetting the unanimous No. 1 team in the United Center would be quite a way to earn a 500th career victory, and that’s what Steve Alford hopes to accomplish tomorrow.
Problem is, that ain’t happening, Steve.
No, Steve will likely lose his second attempt at win No. 500 after losing to Gonzaga in his first shot last weekend. The Wildcats are looking to push that ceremony back at least another eight days, when UCLA travels to Alabama on December 28.
It’s not like he’s in a hurry to tally up more wins, either; Alford currently leads all coaches 50 and under in victories. So he’s got time.