UCLA's Lazeric Jones hurts finger

Updated: December 31, 2010, 9:11 PM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

UCLA Bruins point guard Lazeric Jones injured the middle finger on his right hand Friday and sat out most of the second half of UCLA's 74-63 loss to Washington.

Jones, a junior who entered the game averaging 11.3 points, has what coach Ben Howland said is a "mallet finger." The tendon in the top joint of his finger was damaged and Jones will have to wear a splint for the next month, Howland said. He wasn't sure if Jones would miss any time, but the Bruins don't play again until Jan. 9 at USC.

Jones injured his finger late in the first half. He looked tentative during halftime warmups, but started the second half before coming out with 14 minutes, 6 seconds to play. He finished with three points and three assists, but did not make a field goal.

Peter Yoon covers UCLA for ESPNLosAngeles.com.

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