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Basketball: UCLA’s Lee won’t miss time with knee

UCLA junior guard Malcolm Lee has a slight cartilage tear in his left knee, but said he does not expect to miss any playing time.

Lee, one of three Bruins named to the all-Pac-10 team on Monday, injured the knee Saturday during UCLA’s overtime victory at Washington State.

The Bruins open Pac-10 tournament play Thursday against the winner of Wednesday’s game between Oregon and Arizona State.

Here’s the full story on Lee’s knee.

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Basketball: UW’s Overton charged, suspended

Washington senior guard Venoy Overton was charged on Tuesday with providing alcohol to a minor and immediately suspended by the team from playing in the Pac-10 tournament.

The Huskies open tournament play Thursday night against rival Washington State, which beat them twice during the regular season.

The charge is a gross misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail, though such a harsh punishment is extremely unlikely. Overton is scheduled to appear in municipal court April 1.

Coach Lorenzo Romar said Overton would be available to play in the NCAA tournament or another postseason event, should the Huskies be invited.

Here is the fullĀ wire story.

See below for Romar’s responses during a media interview session:

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