Wear, a 6-foot-10 junior, aggravated a foot injury early in the second half Wednesday against Washington State and sat out the last 15 minutes of the game with an ice pack on his foot. He had missed UCLA's games against USC and Arizona State because of a sprained foot, but returned March 2 against Arizona and played 17 minutes.
"Assuming there is no pushback from anything that we did today, I'm expecting him to play and start," Howland said.
Wear is third on the team in scoring with 11 points a game and is the team's second-leading rebounder at 5.2 per game. He had two points and two rebounds in 15 minutes before heading to the bench Wednesday during UCLA's loss to Washington State. Last Saturday against Arizona, he had six points and two rebounds.