COL BKB: UCLA 86, Indiana State 59

Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:49 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Jordan Adams scored 21 points off the bench Friday and boosted No. 13 UCLA to an 86-59 win over Indiana State on an otherwise disappointing day for the Bruins.

It was announced earlier in the day that UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad was ineligible to compete due to violations of the NCAA's rules concerning amateurism.

Muhammad had been touted as the No. 1 freshman in college basketball this year.

"The NCAA has finally determined that a violation of the NCAA amateurism rules has occurred involving UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad," Athletic Director Dan Guerrero said in a statement.

"As a result, he is ineligible for competition at this time. We are extremely disappointed that the NCAA has made this determination."

Guerrero said the school would appeal the decision.

With their prized recruit not available, the Bruins opened a 20-point lead in the second half and then fought off Indiana State's brief comeback bid.

Travis Wear added 17 points for UCLA while his brother David had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Indiana State came up with 11 points from Justin Gant.

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