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Cats lose Smith in exhibition

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Any positives of Arizona's 51 point exhibition win over College of Idaho were wiped out with the loss of one of their own. Not Allonzo Trier, whose status remains uncertain. Not Chance Comanche, who was suspended indefinitely due to grades. But Ray Smith.

The redshirt freshman who battled back from two ACL tears, had to be helped off the court in the second half after a failed attempt at a lay-up.

In his postgame press conference, head coach Sean Miller called the news "heartbreaking" and "awful." Though he did not know the specifics, Miller said much would become clear in the next couple of days.

For his part, Smith was looking on the bright side when he tweeted the following. 

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