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UCLA's TJ Leaf out with sprained left ankle

Men's College Basketball, UCLA Bruins, Washington State Cougars

UCLA freshman TJ Leaf will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against Washington State due to a left ankle sprain.

Leaf suffered the injury during the No. 3 Bruins' victory over Washington on Wednesday. He stepped on the foot of a Huskies player as they came down for a rebound and was helped off the court by two staff members.

He had been using crutches and wearing a boot in hopes of playing Saturday.

The 6-foot-10 forward is UCLA's second-leading scorer (16.1 PPG) and rebounder (8.5 RPG).

UCLA is guaranteed a top-three seed in the Pac-12 tournament. After Saturday, the Bruins' next game will be in the conference quarterfinals Thursday.

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