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.