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How the 2017 Sweet 16 coaches stack up

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Alford says this UCLA team best suited what lies ahead (1:55)

With UCLA returning to the Sweet 16, Steve Alford says this year's team is the most prepared to take the next step in facing Kentucky. (1:55)

Congratulations, Sweet 16 coaches. You stand at the pinnacle of your profession, as the top 5 percent of coaches at Division I programs.

Here's a review of what these coaches have taught their teams to do well enough to get here, as well as a frank assessment of each coach's potential areas for improvement.