The NCAA ruled UCLA swingman Shabazz Muhammad eligible to play, and the highly regarded freshman is set to make his Bruins debut Monday.
LOS ANGELES — The NCAA ruled UCLA swingman Shabazz Muhammad eligible to play Friday, and the highly regarded freshman is set to make his Bruins debut Monday.
NCAA officials said UCLA’s sanctions against Muhammad were sufficient after the school required him to sit out three games and repay $1,600 in impermissible benefits. The NCAA and UCLA found Muhammad accepted travel and lodging during three unofficial visits to Duke and North Carolina.
Muhammad is expected to be in the lineup when the No. 13 Bruins (3-0) return to action Monday in New York against Georgetown at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
“I am excited to be able to play for UCLA starting next Monday,” Muhammad said.
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Muhammad led Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas to three Nevada Class 4A titles. He was the most valuable player in the McDonald’s All-American Game.
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ST. LOUIS — Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus will not return to the team because of a serious heart condition.
Majerus, 64, was 95-69 with the Billikens. School officials announced he was on leave in August.
Jim Crews is the interim coach.
Colorado 60, No. 16 Baylor 58
Askia Booker scored 19 points to help the Buffaloes (3-0) beat the Bears (3-1) in a Charleston Classic game in South Carolina. Colorado won despite 4-for-18 free-throw shooting.
Oregon St. 66, Purdue 58
Devon Collier contributed 27 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Beavers (3-1) to victory over the Boilermakers (1-3) in New York in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.
Sacramento St. 74, at Utah 71
Dylan Garrity scored 19 points and made a go-ahead jumper with 1:27 left to help the Hornets (3-0) rally from a 13-point second-half deficit and edge the Utes (1-1).
Glen Dean, a transfer from Eastern Washington who graduated from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, led Utah with 16 points.
California 72, at Denver 61
Allen Crabbe scored 20 points to lead the Golden Bears (3-0) past the Pioneers (1-2).
At Oregon 74, Vanderbilt 48
E.J. Singler scored 22 points and added six assists to help the Ducks (3-0) overwhelm the Commodores (1-1). Vandy was limited to 34 percent shooting (16 of 47).
• In Top 10 games, No. 3 Kentucky routed visiting Lafayette 101-49 and No. 6 North Carolina State beat Massachusetts 94-76 in a Puerto Rico Tipoff game.