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  1. What role have injuries played in college basketball this season?

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

    Grant Gibbs, Kameron Rooks, David Kravish

    Dan Hanner, who crunches numbers over at, puts out one of my favorite columns of the year when he breaks down the offensive and defensive efficiencies of teams that suffer serious injuries throughout the season. You can read it here and here. It’s worth your time. Some of the most interesting numbers that Hanner…

  2. Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin, Casey Prather questionable for Saturday’s game at Arkansas

    Jan 9, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT


    Just when it seemed that No. 10 Florida was getting to full strength, point guard Scottie Wilbekin went down in the second half of their win over South Carolina on Wednesday night with a sprained right ankle. Wilbekin, who missed the first five games of the season due to a suspension, accounted for 17 points…

  3. Back surgery sidelines Northeastern’s Quincy Ford for remainder of season

    Dec 5, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

    Northeastern Athletics

    With the graduation of key contributors Jonathan Lee and Joel Smith from last season’s CAA regular season champion squad, Northeastern junior guard Quincy Ford was expected to be a major contributor for the Huskies. But after playing in the team’s first two games of the season a back injury has sidelined Ford, and on Thursday…

  4. Knee injury sidelines New Mexico State forward Remi Barry

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    New Mexico State Athletics

    A J.J. Avila layup with a second remaining on Saturday gave Colorado State a dramatic 85-83 victory over New Mexico State, and it turns out that the result may have come at an even greater cost for the Aggies. Junior reserve forward Remi Barry went down in the first half with a left knee injury,…

  5. Washington’s front court takes another hit as Jernard Jarreau suffers a torn ACL

    Nov 13, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

    Washington Athletics

    Less than two minutes into their game against Seattle on Sunday night, the Washington Huskies saw 6-foot-10 redshirt sophomore forward Jernard Jarreau go down with a knee injury after being fouled on a layup attempt. And on Wednesday the school announced that its worst fears were realized, as Jarreau will miss the remainder of the…

  6. Broken foot to sideline Iowa’s Josh Oglesby four to six weeks

    Nov 8, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Josh Oglesby, Devyn Marble

    Iowa’s going to be without one of their perimeter options when they open the regular season Friday, as junior guard Josh Oglesby is expected to be out anywhere from four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in practice on Wednesday. Oglesby averaged 4.5 points per game in 37 contests last…

  7. Kansas’ Brannen Greene expected to play Friday after suffering injury on Thursday

    Nov 7, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

    Brannen Greene

    Kansas freshman wing Brannen Greene had a health scare on Thursday, as a hit to his lower abdomen during practice resulted in a trip to the hospital. Greene was evaluated and then released, and according to the Associated Press Kansas head coach Bill Self expects the freshman to be available when Kansas hosts UL-Monroe on…

  8. Fractured finger sidelines George Washington wing Patricio Garino

    Nov 3, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

    Rotnei Clarke, Patricio Garino

    With all five starters back from last season’s team, Mike Lonergan’s George Washington Colonials are a squad hopeful of making a move up the Atlantic 10 standings in 2013-14. One of the players expected to factor into the equation is 6-foot-6 sophomore wing Patricio Garino, who started all 30 games averaged 8.8 points and 3.4…

  9. Maryland’s Dez Wells grabs the reins in Seth Allen’s absence

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Dez Wells2

    When it was announced earlier this week that Maryland sophomore point guard Seth Allen would miss eight to ten weeks after breaking the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, many wondered where head coach Mark Turgeon would turn in his search for a replacement. The general expectation was that highly regarded freshman Roddy Peters was…

  10. Rapid heart rate episode sidelines Texas A&M forward Kourtney Roberson

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

    Erik Murphy, Kourtney Roberson

    With leading scorer Elston Turner having graduated, Texas A&M junior forward Kourtney Roberson is one of the players who be asked to step up to account for the Aggies’ loss of their leading scorer from a season ago. The 6-foot-9 Roberson started 32 of Texas A&M’s 33 games in 2012-13, posting averages of 6.9 points…

  11. Nura Zanna injury makes LIU Brooklyn’s front court rotation even thinner

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    LIU Brooklyn Athletics

    When news broke last month that LIU Brooklyn senior forward Julian Boyd re-tore his ACL, the prevailing thought was that Jack Perri’s Blackbirds had enough options remaining in the front court to make a run at their fourth straight trip to the NCAA tournament. The best case scenario for Boyd would be to return to…

  12. Broken left hand to sideline Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste 4-6 weeks

    Oct 17, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Notre Dame

    With Jack Cooley having graduated after leading the team in both scoring (13.1 ppg) and rebounding (10.1 rpg), Notre Dame has a sizable hole to fill in its front court this season. One player expected to figure prominently in the Fighting Irish’s plans is sophomore Zach Auguste, who averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in…

  13. Kevin Ware to suit up for Louisville’s opener on November 9

    Oct 10, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

    Louisville v Wichita State

    As the start of the regular season approaches, the return of Louisville guard Kevin Ware does as well. According to head coach Rick Pitino the junior guard, who suffered a broken leg in the first half of Louisville’s Elite Eight victory over Duke in March, is expected to be in uniform when the defending national…

  14. Hip procedure sidelines Texas PG Javan Felix indefinitely

    Oct 9, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

    Melvin Ejim, Javan Felix

    With Myck Kabongo sidelined for the first 23 games of the 2012-13 season due to a violation of NCAA rules (and his not being forthcoming when questioned about his acceptance of impermissible benefits), Texas point guard Javan Felix went through a “baptism by fire” of sorts at the point guard position. The New Orleans native…

  15. Broken foot to sideline Oakland’s Nick Daniels eight weeks

    Oct 4, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Greg Kampe

    With three of their top four scorers from last season, including the prolific Travis Bader, returning for the 2013-14 season the Oakland Golden Grizzlies are expected to hit the ground running in their first season as a member of the Horizon League. Unfortunately for head coach Greg Kampe he’ll be without the services of one…

  16. Cat Barber suffers concussion in practice, is day-to-day

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT


    Cat Barber was the first casualty of practice down at N.C. State. On Tuesday, he highly-touted freshman knocked heads with T.J. Warren after diving for a loose ball and got a concussion. According to a release from the athletic department, Barber is considered day-to-day as he works his way through the school’s concussion protocol. This…

  17. Second ACL tear ends career of Colorado State guard Jesse Carr

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Colorado State University's Carr fights to get his shot off under pressure from Murray State University's Canaan during the first half of play in their NCAA basketball game at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville

    Prior to the start of the 2012-13 season Colorado State guard Jesse Carr, who posted averages of 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a redshirt junior, was expected to be valuable piece for Larry Eustachy’s Rams. But a torn ACL changed that, requiring Carr to sit out the entire 2012-13 season. Carr…

  18. Jahii Carson slowed with injury as practice kicks off

    Oct 1, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Jahii Carson

    There may not be a more valuable player in the country than Jahii Carson, the Arizona State point guard that doubles as a Preseason All-American. Carson is the difference-maker for the Sun Devils. As a freshman, he not only averaged 18.5 points and 5.1 assists, but he also was the the guy that Herb Sendek…

  19. Jalen Steele’s career at Mississippi State is over (UPDATED)

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

    Mississippi St Tennessee Basketball

    After three seasons that included multiple injuries Jalen Steele decided his playing career at Mississippi State is over, the school announced on Tuesday. The 6-foot-3 guard from Knoxville, Tenn., entered Starkville as a three-start commit. However, during his stint in a Bulldogs uniform he has suffered a broken wrist and most recently a torn ACL…

  20. Temple regains services of sophomore forward Anthony Lee

    Mar 17, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

    Duquesne Temple Basketball

    Just in time for their NCAA tournament game against N.C. State on Friday, Temple learned that a key piece will be able to play after having to be checked into the hospital this weekend. Sophomore forward Anthony Lee, who was admitted to a hospital on Friday night after passing out in the locker room following…

  21. Spartans turn in 'eye-opening' practices

    Oct 24, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Al Goldis / AP There’s plenty to like about Michigan State this season. The mix of depth, experience and talent at every position makes the Spartans one of the elite teams for 2010-11. The only worry? Nagging injuries and health issues. Well, maybe those worries should be put to bed. Joe Rexrode of the Lansing…

  22. Injury prone? North Carolina's Zeller says no way

    Oct 21, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

    Big things are expected out of North Carolina junior center Tyler Zeller this season. The Heels lost two starters and two reserves from their frontcourt, leaving Zeller and sophomore John Henson as the only experienced big men. And Zeller, a mobile 7-footer, has the skills to fulfill on his promise. If he stays healthy. He’s…

  23. Everyone's bummed about Hummel's injury

    Oct 16, 2010, 7:06 PM EDT

    Purdue players, coaches and fans aren’t the only ones bummed about Robbie Hummel’s season-ending injury. Big Ten coaches feel the same way. AP “When I heard it this morning, it brought tears to my eyes,” Minnesota coach Tubby Smith told ESPN’s Andy Katz. “He tore up his knee here last year. He’s such a sweet…

  24. Hummel 'moving pretty good' on healthy knee

    Oct 2, 2010, 9:34 PM EDT

    It’s the last go-round for Purdue’s big three of E’Twaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson and Robbie Hummel. They’ve been the core of Matt Painter’s team the last three seasons, winning an average of 27 games a year and snagging a share of last season’s Big Ten title. Expect the Boilermakers to be a Top 10 mainstay…

  25. Hokies' 2011 NCAA tourney hopes take a hit

    Sep 16, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT

    Virginia Tech just missed last season’s NCAA tournament. Some bad luck may derail Seth Greenberg’s team again this season. The Hokies announced Thursday that senior forward J.T. Thompson will miss the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during a pickup hoops game. He’s not their a primary weapon – those are Malcolm…