Love made his first career start Sunday

Originally Published: January 3, 2005 news services

Duke: Duke forward Reggie Love will miss 6-8 weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot.

Love, a senior who made his first career start against Clemson on Sunday, was injured in the first half. He will have surgery Tuesday at Duke University Medical Center.

"I feel badly for Reggie," Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement Monday. "He prepared himself well every practice this year and was ready for his opportunity when it presented itself. He is a major part of our team and he will be missed during the time he is out."

Love averaged 2 points and 2.4 rebounds for sixth-ranked Duke (9-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). He also was a wide receiver for the Blue Devils' football team from 2000-03 and is the first player under Krzyzewski to earn starts in both sports.

UC Riverside: Guard Tron Smith, who started 10 games as a freshman at Arizona State last season, has transferred to UC Riverside, Highlanders basketball coach John Masi announced Monday.

A 6-foot-2, 195-pounder, Smith left Arizona State before the start of this regular season. He began classes at Riverside on Monday and will be eligible to play for the Highlanders at the end of the 2005 fall quarter. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

As a freshman at ASU in 2003-04, Smith appeared in 17 games and averaged 3.9 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. Injuries limited his playing time.

He was a high school star in Moreno Valley, near UC Riverside.

Akron: Jeremiah Wood left Sunday's game against Ohio with an apparent right knee injury, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

Wood is schedule for an MRI on Monday. His availability for Thursday's game at Toledo or Saturday at Western Michigan appears remote.