Alford’s 37 propel UCLA at Colorado
Bryce Alford scored a careerhigh 37 points, hitting nine of UCLA’s 19 three-pointers, and the fourth-ranked Bruins beat host Colorado 104-89 on Thursday night.
It was the most three-pointers for the Bruins (17-1, 4-1 Pac-12) this season, surpassing the 18 they hit in the season opener against Pacific.
Alford went 11-for-18 from the field, including 9-for-14 from three-point range. He was pushed farther and farther out by the Buffaloes’ defense, but kept hitting deeper and deeper shots.
Xavier Johnson had 21 points for the Buffaloes (10-7, 0-4), who have dropped four straight to open conference play for the first time since 2008-09, when they were in the Big 12.
In a tussle between 7-foot-1 Europeans, Loyola Marymount’s Mattias Markusson fouls Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski.