Chase Jeter active, Brandon Williams out against ASU for UA men's basketball

Beau Leone | The Daily Wildcat

Brandon Williams dribbles through traffic as he manages to work his way inside. Williams finished with 18 points on Saturday, January 26 at Pauley Pavilion. 

 TEMPE – It’s a classic good news, bad news scenario for Arizona men’s basketball as it takes on ASU tonight in Tempe. 

Center Chase Jeter will return to the lineup for the Wildcats after missing the last two games with a back injury,  but freshman guard Brandon Williams is out with a right knee sprain. 

Williams hurt his knee against UCLA, according to Arizona Athletics. The freshman was out on the court during warmups but came out of the tunnel in sweatpants for the final stretching routine 30 minutes prior to tip-off.

Jeter will not start for Arizona but is available to come off the bench.

Chase Jeter (4) jumps to block Kenny Wooten (14) during the Arizona-Oregon game on Thursday Jan. 17 at McKale Center in Tucson Ariz. The game ended Oregon 59 and Arizona 54.

The trade-off comes at a time of struggle for the Wildcats and they’ve lost their last two games by over 20 points and have missed 96 shots during their losing streak. 

Getting Jeter back will certainly help Arizona in the rebounding department as well as defending ASU’s front court of Zylan Cheatham and Romello White.

Arizona Head Coach Sean Miller said on Tuesday that Jeter was held out of Monday’s practice and that it would be Jeter’s call on how much pain he could tolerate in order to play against the Sun Devils.

Williams, on the other hand, has been UA’s leading scorer over the last five game and scored 19 points in last Saturday’s loss to UCLA.

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