Monday, March 4, 2013
Travis Wear (foot) misses practice
By Peter Yoon
LOS ANGELES -- UCLA forward Travis Wear did not practice Monday as he continues to recover from a sprained foot, coach Ben Howland said.
Wear, the team's third-leading scorer, played 17 minutes and had six points and two rebounds Saturday in UCLA's 74-69 victory over Arizona but experienced swelling after the game. Howland said he was hopeful Wear would be available Wednesday for UCLA's game at Washington State.
"Hopefully he'll be able to do more," Howland said.
Wear's action on Saturday was his first since spraining the foot a week earlier in practice. He sat out UCLA's victories over USC and Arizona State but was cleared to play 15-20 minutes against the Wildcats. Howland said Wear's twin brother, David, has filled in nicely while Travis has been less than 100 percent.
David Wear is averaging 9.8 points and nine rebounds over the past three games.
"Dave Wear has had a terrific run here," Howland said. "He’s really playing his best basketball of the season, which I’m really excited about."