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Montana-UCLA basketball game canceled due to wildfire

Montana-UCLA basketball game canceled due to wildfire

Scores of UCLA students walked past the statue of John Wooden outside Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday with their faces masked. Inside the basketball home of the Bruins, things were quieter than expected.

UCLA canceled its game against Montana, scheduled for Wednesday night, because of concerns related to nearby wildfires.

“The health and safety of student-athletes, staff and fans is our top priority,” read a statement released by the school.

All team workouts and practices scheduled for Wednesday were canceled. UCLA had planned an early morning football practice in preparation for the Cactus Bowl against Kansas State on Dec. 26 at Chase Field in Phoenix. That practice was...

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