UCLA coach Steve Alford won't refute report of Indiana offer

"I'm going to enjoy this ride," the UCLA coach said when asked about Indiana, but his ride will include more questions about IU.

The Steve Alford-to-Indiana questions won't stop — especially because Alford wouldn't refute a report Sunday that the former Hoosiers star hadbeen offered the IU job.

Sunday's question about Alford and Indiana— similar to one he deflected before the first round earlier in the week — came after UCLA's second-round NCAA Tournamentvictory over Cincinnati.

"I've already addressed that matter and I'm not going to address it anymore," Alford told reporters Sunday. "This is about our team and what these guys are doing. Like I've said over and over again, it's a journey I feel blessed to have a chance to be a head coach at UCLA and in particular this group of young men and the young men that we have in our locker room, it's phenomenal. I'm going to enjoy this ride as long as we possibly can."

Jordan Schultz, who covers college basketball for Bleacher Report and Huffington post, cited multiple unidentified people inreportingSunday evening that Indiana had offered Alford a seven-year contract worth $31million, though he described the situation as "fluid."

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Alford, 52, is 96-44 in five seasons at UCLA and has three seasons remaining on a seven-year contract at a base of $2.6 million per year.

He was a point guard on Indiana's1987 national championship team, so naturally his name has come up since IU fired Tom Crean.

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