Monday, November 8, 2010
Nelson, Carlino out of exhibition
By Peter Yoon
Sophomore forward Reeves Nelson and freshman guard Matt Carlino are expected to miss UCLA's exhibition basketball game against Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday night because of injuries.
Nelson, the starter at power forward who led the Bruins with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 95-59 exhibition victory over Westmont last week, has a strained hip flexor. Carlino, a backup shooting guard, had four points off the bench against Westmont. He took a hard fall in practice Monday and has a concussion.
Freshman Joshua Smith, the starting center who sprained his thumb against Westmont and played only eight minutes, practiced Monday and will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's exhibition game.