Bobby Hurley, Arizona State expect to play Thursday vs. UCLA

Jan 5, 2021, 9:10 AM | Updated: 9:50 am

(AP Photo/Darryl Webb)...

(AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

(AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

After missing back-to-back games due to coronavirus developments within their program, the Arizona State Sun Devils are expected to return to the hardwood against the UCLA Bruins.

Barring any late developments, the plan is to suit up Thursday night, ASU head coach Bobby Hurley told Arizona Sports’ Doug & Wolf on Tuesday.

“Absolutely, as long as there’s nothing unforeseen that I can’t project right now,” Hurley said. “We had two games postponed for issues in our program and we had two others postponed for issues in other programs. It’s pretty widespread as everyone knows.”

Hurley added the Sun Devils were back at practice Monday. It was just the team’s third practice since Dec. 21.

The Sun Devils expect to get more work in the next two days before UCLA comes to town. Until then, it’s about getting back into a routine.

“We are relatively healthy right now so that’s a positive,” Hurley said. “Hopefully we’ll have a good couple of days here leading into the game on Thursday against UCLA.”

The Sun Devils haven’t played since a Dec. 16 loss to UTEP. Since then, they’ve had one game canceled and three Pac-12 games postponed.

The Pac-12 is expected to work with the teams involved in the postponements to find later dates to reschedule games.

At 4-3 (1-0), the Sun Devils sit third in the Pac-12, while UCLA is in first at 7-2 (3-0).

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