LOS ANGELES – Bryce Alford scored 28 points, making a career-high six 3-pointers, and UCLA routed Nicholls State 107-74 Thursday night for the Bruins' third straight easy victory.
Norman Powell added 23 points and Tony Parker 20 for the Bruins (3-0), who opened with a 35-point win over Montana State and then defeated Coastal Carolina by 13 points. Freshman Kevon Looney had his second straight double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Alford just missed his career high of 31 points. The sophomore son of coach Steve Alford tied his career-best with 12 assists and he made all six of his free throws.
Amin Torres scored all of his 18 points in the second half for the Colonels (0-2). Richie Lewis added 14 in the first meeting between the schools. The Colonels scored more consistently in the second half while expending most of their energy trying to dig out of a 33-point hole.