Update 12:49 p.m. Bailey is dressed and warming up for the Bruins, though we don’t know if he’ll play or start as of yet.
Looks like UCLA/G Amari Bailey will give it a go today. Has been sidelined the past month. pic.twitter.com/g8xHZUQDSs— Aidan Alperstein (@aidanalperstein) January 21, 2023
UCLA Bruins freshman guard Amari Bailey has been out of commission for the past six games. He sustained a foot injury against Kentucky on December 17, and left the Bruins’ December 20 game against UC Davis with pain in his foot.
He’s been a major question mark week in and week out in 2023 for UCLA, though they’re not rushing him to return. The o. 5 Bruins take on the No. 11 Arizona Wildcats in a huge Pac-12 matchup on Saturday, with tip-off set for 2:00 p.m. ET.
UCLA has remained undefeated in conference play and gone 6-0 in his absence, but as the season picks up, the freshman will be a major asset to have back. At 9.5 points per game, Bailey rounds out a high-scoring offense that has dominated the Pac-12 this season.
Bailey was seen shooting around ahead of UCLA’s game against Arizona State earlier this week, and head coach Mick Cronin said that he would be a game-time decision on Saturday.