Brown’s sprained ankle another hit to thin lineup

With UCLA down to a seven-man rotation, coach Ben Howland will need to turn to walk-ons if anyone else gets injured between now and Friday’s 6:57 p.m. PT tipoff against Minnesota.

Sophomore guard David Brown, who hit a 3-pointer in his 13 minutes of play this season, would have been the first man off the bench had he not sprained his ankle in yesterday’s practice. He was wearing a boot over his left foot in today’s public shootaround. Howland said Sooren Derboghosian will be the first big he’ll use, while Aubrey Williams will be the first guard. Both have played a total of seven minutes.

Freshman Jordan Adams did not make the trip to Austin, Texas for the NCAA tournament after undergoing surgery this week.

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  • Mark

    Who?? Sorry this is not news. I have a balky knee, but since I’m not playing in the game either, it really doesn’t need to be reported.

    • drakejr

      I agree Mark. We don’t need to hear from or about you either.

  • Marc

    I’m looking forward to Ben using Tony Parker in this game for at least ten minutes; should be more.

    I’d like to see what Sooren Derboghosian can do. I’m intrigued by him being Iranian. Oregon has an Iranian dude who tore up UCLA and played dang good today in their upset of OSU.

  • Mark

    For goodness sake stop talking about Parker and don’t start talking about someone we’ve never heard of. There is no way this foreigner gets any time.

  • Bru-Crew_UCLA

    there’s no excuse….. those guys are on the team for a reason. Howland should have opened his rotation long ago. He’s been play with a skeleton crew for far too long. How much longer before we offer Shaka Smart a “Crib” next to Kanye & Kim?