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Basketball: Brandon Smith OK’d to play

Word from Salt Lake City is that senior guard Brandon Smith, who has missed the past six games after sustaining a concussion Dec. 22 vs. Prairie View A&M, has been cleared to play and is dressed.

Cal tips off at 5:30 p.m. PT vs. Utah at the Huntsman Center.

I won’t be providing an in-game thread because I am in Boulder, Colo., this weekend, covering tonight’s Stanford-Colorado game and Sunday’s Cal-CU game. Working on something else here in the meantime.

Not sure I would have made it into SLC, anyway. Airport was closed for a time after a plane hit a sheet of ice while preparing to take off and skidded off the runway.

We have a reporter in Utah working the game for us. I will post a link to his story tonight.

Jeff Faraudo