No. 14 UCLA romps past Portland 99-77 in Wooden Legacy
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Freshman sensation Lonzo Ball had 18 points and 11 assists for his second career double-double, Thomas Welch added 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 14 UCLA romped past Portland 99-77 on Thursday night in the first round of the Wooden Legacy.
All five starters for the Bruins (5-0) scored in double figures. Isaac Hamilton had 16 points, TJ Leaf added 14 and Bryce Alford 13.
Jazz Johnson scored 25 points for the Pilots (3-1), who trailed 45-37 at halftime after going 7 of 13 on 3-pointers.
UCLA used an 11-0 run early in the second half to open a 21-point lead, allowing the Bruins to put on a show for the partisan crowd.
It appeared UCLA would become the first team to score 100 points in the 22-year history of this event, but the Bruins fell just short. They easily sped past the 93 points Louisville scored in a 1996 overtime win.