Alford vs Iowa in Sweet 16? It’s Possible.

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LOUISVILLE, KY – Forget about Iowa vs Iowa State in the Sweet 16, we could have the Hawkeyes vs Alford.

Steve Alford and UCLA are headed to the Sweet 16 after the Bruins beat UAB Saturday afternoon 92-75 to advance.

You’d be hard pressed to find a Hawkeye fan that roots for Alford, and now the Hawkeyes have a shot at the ultimate redemption.

If Iowa can beat 2-seed Gonzaga on Sunday the Hawks would face Alford and the Bruins in the Sweet 16.

Alford coached Iowa from 1999-2007 but left for New Mexico to the delight of many fans.

Iowa and Gonzaga tip off Sunday night at 6:10 Central time from Seattle.