UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad has minor ankle sprain

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The Bruins got the victory Wednesday, and another ding.

Shabazz Muhammad suffered a minor sprained left ankle during the Bruins’ 79-74 overtime victory against Arizona State. Muhammad is still recovering from pink eye as well.

Asked about the ankle, Muhammad said, “It’s good. I tweaked it a little bit. I’ll be fine. I’ll be ready for the Arizona game [Saturday].”

As for his eye, Muhammad said: “It was a lot better today. It was partially shut against USC [Sunday.]”


Neither problem is expected to keep Muhammad out of the lineup.

Coach Ben Howland was also hoping to get Travis Wear back for the Arizona game. Wear missed a second game Wednesday with a sprained right foot.

“Travis’ status is now day-to-day,” Howland said. “We’re hoping he’ll be back ready do a walk through Friday, or maybe that’s just me hoping.”


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