Saturday, December 17, 2005

UCLA Men's Basketball Injury Update (12/17)

By Bruin Basketball Report

The No.14 UCLA Bruins take on the unranked Wolverines today at 9AM PT as 6.5 point underdogs. The negative spread is primarily due to Michigan's home court advantage and the fact that many view the Wolverines as underrated in the polls at this point. Michigan is undefeated with a record of 7-0.

Nevertheless, this will be a tough test for the young Bruin squad - whose player just finished taking their finals while on this road trip. However, the Bruins did receive some very good news yesterday about their front line.

Seven-foot senior Michael Fey hobbled by an ankle sprain, he suffered during practice a few weeks ago, has healed sufficiently and is available to play in this game.

Lorenzo Mata (concussion) was cleared by the doctor to play and has been practicing is expected to play today.

While freshman Alfred Aboya whose knee was swollen both after the Nevada game and practice will also be available if needed against Michigan.

Michigan has a big frontline in Courtney Sims (6'11) and Graham Brown (6'9). Courtney Sims is Michigan's leading scorer at 16.6 points ppg, while Brown is their leading rebounder with 8.7 rpg.

Freshman Ryan Wright will likely start the game at center but the Bruins now have some of their depth back along the front line.

They will need all of it in Ann Arbor.



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