- It was just a couple hours before game time when the NCAA announced Muhammad was not eligible to play. Many feared the impact that it might have on UCLA's season.
- — Doug Haller (@DougHaller)Fri, Nov 09 2012 23:07:56UCLA's Ben Howland says they were "very optimistic" Shabazz Muhammad would be cleared today. Found out at 5 pm that wouldn't be the case.
- — Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS)Fri, Nov 09 2012 18:45:22The NCAA has concluded that Shabazz Muhammad's amateurism was compromised. He's ineligible. Unclear when or if he'll ever play for UCLA.
- Many expressed their frustration over the ruling.
- — BR†VN DØRMΞ (@McFligity)Fri, Nov 09 2012 20:55:58Shabazz Muhammad is ineligible to play for UCLA?. Hopefully this is a short term thing, i really wanted to see him play this season.
- As the game got started, UCLA fans got the #freeshabazz hashtag going.
- Even though UCLA had a 86-59 win over Indiana State, fans wanted to see Muhammad in action.