UCLA center Josh Smith sidelined
UCLA's 6-foot-10 sophomore center Josh Smith did not start and will not play in Thursday's Pac-12 Conference matchup against Arizona.
Just before tipoff, a UCLA spokesman said Smith suffered a concussion late in practice Wednesday.
The Bruins are trying to avoid their first 0-3 start in conference play since the 1987-88 season.
-- Diane Pucin
Photo: UCLA center Josh Smith tries to power his way to the basket against Richmond's Derrick Williams, left, and Cedrick Lindsay in a nonconference game last month. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times