Friday, January 19, 2007

Mbah a Moute To Miss Arizona Game

By Bruin Basketball Report

UCLA Luc Richard Mbah a Moute will sit out the Arizona game due to a sprained right knee.  He reportedly aggravated the knee against Arizona State on Thursday night.

An MRI taken yesterday showed no structural damage. The time frame for Mbah a Moute's return is unknown and he is questionable for next week's games.

Mbah a Moute grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against the Sun Devils in UCLA's 60-50 win. No replacement to the line-up has been announced.

The loss of Mbah a Moute means the Bruins lose one of their best defensive players and it creates a match-up problem for the Bruins against Arizona.   

It'll be interesting if the Bruins decide to go smaller with Roll or go bigger with Alfred Aboya. 

But since Arizona plays without a true power forward, and both Marcus Williams and Chase Budinger are quick 6'7 wings, the Bruins may have no choice but to go smaller/quicker to match up with the Wildcats.

(photo credit: Jack Rosenfeld)



At Jan 19, 2007, 10:41:00 PM, Anonymous DJ_Rob_Gordon said...

Dragovic Time! Seriously, he plays the same Euro-style game as Radenovic. Why not give him some run, see if he can match up with Big Ivan?

At Jan 20, 2007, 12:07:00 AM, Anonymous Jay Smith said...

Man, I'd love to see Drag out there and see what he can do. Do it Ben!

At Jan 20, 2007, 5:24:00 AM, Anonymous DJ_Rob_Gordon said...

Throw the ball into the post! Keefe and Mata are getting excellent positions, but the guards aren't feeding them, thus allowing the zone to extend.
(11:03 left in the first half.)

At Jan 20, 2007, 6:01:00 AM, Anonymous DC Man said...

The guys are afraid of throwing it inside because they don't think our big guys Mata or Aboya will catch it --- and if you watch the opening minutes you understand their fear.
Even though we're not scoring our defense is shutt'in them down!
Nice DC coast to coast ala Tyus


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