Posted November 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
The much-anticipated debut of freshman Shabazz Muhammad couldn't produce a win for UCLA. Perhaps a matchup with slumping Georgia will. The 11th-ranked Bruins will try to rebound from their first loss of the season Tuesday night against the Bulldogs in the third-place game of the Legends Classic in Brooklyn. Declared ineligible by the NCAA earlier this month following an investigation regarding impermissible benefits he received while making unofficial visits to Duke and North Carolina, Muhammad finally made his collegiate debut on Monday after the NCAA ruled on Friday that the school's sanctions, which included $1,600 in repayment, were sufficient. The 19-year-old from Las Vegas hit two 3-pointers and scored 15 points off the bench in 25 minutes, but it wasn't enough as the Bruins (3-1) lost 78-70 to Georgetown. "It was really exciting to get down to the court for the first time,'' said Muhammad, a McDonald's All-American last season. "I just f...
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