LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryce Alford scored 29 points and No. 3 UCLA routed Washington 98-66 on Wednesday night for its eighth straight win despite losing starter TJ Leaf to injury. Lonzo Ball added 19 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Bruins (27-3, 14-3 Pac-12), who improved to 15-1 at home. They completed a season sweep of Washington after winning by 41 points on the road last month. Leaf twisted his left ankle 5 minutes into the game and didn’t return, but that didn’t hurt the Bruins.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan McLaughlin had 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds as USC snapped a four-game losing streak with an 87-64 victory over Washington State Wednesday. McLaughlin led a balanced USC (22-8, 9-8 Pac-12 Conference) scoring attack, though it was a tight defense that produced a 20-point lead at the half. USC outscored the Cougars 17-0 off turnovers at the break.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis will have arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder and will likely miss the rest of the season. The procedure, which is scheduled for next Tuesday in Los Angeles, will repair an injured labrum, the team announced. Davis has averaged 4.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 46 games, including 12 starts, this season. Portland returns home to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers have waived forward Jack McInerney. The 24-year-old appeared in 24 matches for Portland last season, including eight starts, and had five goals. It was his lone season with the Timbers. The move will give help the Timbers free up salary cap space to sign a center back.
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