UCLA guard Bryce Alford recovering from hit to jaw
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA starting guard Bryce Alford is recovering after being hit in the jaw late in the Bruins’ loss to Oregon State.
A team spokesman says Alford had a CT scan after Saturday night’s game and it was negative. The junior doesn’t have a facial fracture, although he will be re-evaluated by UCLA’s medical staff on Monday.
Alford was hit while guarding Oregon State’s Malcolm Duvivier late in the game, and Duvivier received a flagrant foul. Alford is the Bruins’ second-leading scorer at 16.3 points per game.
The Bruins (15-16, 6-12 Pac-12) lost to the Beavers 86-82 for their fourth straight defeat. They are seeded 10th and will play No. 7 seed Southern California on Wednesday in the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. UCLA was swept by its crosstown rival this season.