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'Tougher, meaner, more together': Pack coach Steve Alford lays out goals for improvement

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Turn the page and move forward. As long as some important lessons are remembered.

That was one of Nevada basketball coach Steve Alford’s messages Thursday in his first meeting with local media since the close of the 2021-22 season. The Wolf Pack ended that 13-18 season with a heartbreaking loss to Boise State in the Mountain West tournament quarterfinals.

“We made a lot of mistakes and didn’t do a lot of good things, and it was not typical of our program,” Alford said. “I take full responsibility for that. I did not do a good job teaching these young men (that) when adversity rises, you have to raise your level of maturity.