UCLA guard Tyler Lamb had fluid drained from his hip Tuesday, but is expected to play Wednesday when the Bruins face Eastern Washington at the Sports Arena, coach Ben Howland said.
Lamb, a starter in all eight games this season, has been feeling pain in his hip since before the Maui Invitational nearly three weeks ago. He had an MRI Monday and did not practice Monday or Tuesday and the MRI showed bursitis.
“There is nothing that’s serious there other than very painful bursitis,” Howland said.
Lamb is averaging 7.9 points in 30.6 minutes per game. If he is unable to go, freshman Norman Powell would get more minutes at the shooting guard spot.