With his collegiate debut out of the way, it was time for another first for UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad. The freshman made his first career start for the Bruins as they concluded their trip to Brooklyn for the 2012 Progressive Legends Classic.
Muhammad started in place of David Wear who injured his back in Monday's loss against Georgetown.
Ben Howland's most prized recruit in 2012 took advantage of an increased role finishing with a game-high 21 points in the No. 11 Bruins 60-56 win over Georgia (1-4) in the third place game of the 2012 Progressive Legends Classic.
With the win the Bruins will return to Los Angeles after going 1-1 in Brooklyn.
14 of Muhammad's 21 points came in the second half.
It was a half UCLA (4-1) dominated with their defense. After struggling defensively as the Bulldogs got the ball inside against the Bruins man-to-man defense, Howland switched to a 2-3 zone late in the first half.
That slowed the Bulldogs down and in the second half, they came to a ...