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UCLA basketball: Malcolm Lee expected to play against Villanova

November 23, 2010 |  7:00 pm

UCLA-logo UCLA junior guard Malcolm Lee practiced Tuesday and is expected to play when the Bruins take on No. 7 Villanova at 6 p.m. PST Wednesday at Madison Square Garden in a semifinal of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Lee has been sidelined since suffering a sprained left ankle early in the Bruins' game against Pepperdine on Nov. 15. He scored eight points and had four assists during UCLA's season-opening victory over Cal State Northridge.

Freshman guard Matt Carlino, sidelined since Nov. 8 by a concussion, traveled with the Bruins to New York, but his status remains uncertain.

--Ben Bolch, reporting from New York