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UCLA center Josh Smith will play tonight against Arizona State


UCLA center Josh Smith, who missed Thursday's game against Arizona with a concussion sustained in practice Wednesday, is available to play Saturday night against Arizona State.

Smith, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, is not expected to start but should see action, according to a school spokesman. 

UCLA ended a two-game Pac-12 losing streak and won its first conference game of the season on Thursday, 65-58, over Arizona at the Honda Center.

Arizona State, which beat USC on Thursday, is down to six scholarship players after coach Herb Sendek suspended three players for unspecified rules violations earlier last week.

The Sun Devils beat the Trojans, 62-53, despite a decimated roster.


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Photo: Bruins center Josh Smith grabs a rebound against Stanford in the first half of a Pac-12 game last week at Palo Alto. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press

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