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2017 NCAA Tournament: Lonzo Ball’s Hip Feels “Great” and Ike Anigbogu Is Expected to Play Tomorrow For UCLA

There’s some good news today for Bruin basketball fans.

NCAA Basketball: UCLA at Arizona State
Ike and Lonzo will both be playing tomorrow and not watching the game from the bench.
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There’s some great news for UCLA basketball today from Thuc Nhi Nguyen of InsideSoCal and the LA Daily News.

Two quick points:

  1. Ike Anigbogu gives us a full bench. It also gives us a different look with a shot blocker and good offensive rebounder who can roll strong to the basket. In many ways the opposite of Welsh who is a great mid-range shooter and good defensive rebounder. UCLA will need Ike to play well as they move forward.
  2. I am sure Lonzo Ball would say “great” if he was on crutches. I hope it’s true, but regardless, I love the kids toughness. Ball is banged up with a hip bruise and a taped thumb. He’s still a great player.

Go Bruins!