No. 14 UCLA romps past Portland 99-77 in Wooden Legacy

UCLA's Lonzo Ball (2) greets family and friends after scoring 20 points in their 114-77 win over Long Beach State at an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
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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.