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Wayne Blackshear will play Sunday against Marquette

Feb 1, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

Rick Pitino, Wayne Blackshear, Peyton Siva AP

Louisville snapped a three-game losing skip with a 64-61 win against Pittsburgh on Monday. While the Cardinals are getting back on track since a forgettable week, Pitino’s club got some more good news days before a top-25 matchup.

Pitino announced that sophomore forward Wayne Blackshear would be ready to Sunday’s game against No. 25 Marquette, according to the Courier-Journal during his Friday press conference. Blackshear was sidelined for only one game with a right shoulder injury, which he suffered in practice on Sunday.

“He went though individuals (drills) today, he’ll practice today and tomorrow, he will play on Sunday, how much I’m not sure,” said Pitino.

Blackshear is averaging 9.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Kevin Ware was also out of action on Monday after being suspended indefinitely. The sophomore guard returned to practice on Thursday, yet the Cards could still be down a guard on Sunday.

“Whether he’ll play or not, remains to be seen,” said Pitino.

Terrence is also the lead writer at NEHoopNews.com and can be followed on Twitter: @terrence_payne

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