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  1. Kansas will be without Joel Embiid on Sunday vs. Stanford

    Mar 22, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

    Joel Embiid

    The 7-footer will be sidelined for the sixth straight game on Sunday in Kansas’ Round of 32 game against Stanford.

  2. St. John’s loses Chris Obekpa for 10-14 days with ankle injury

    Feb 18, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Chris Obekpa

    On Monday, St. John’s sophomore center Chris Obekpa was diagnosed with a sprain and bone bruise in his right ankle after suffering an injury during practice. On Tuesday, St. John’s announced he could be sidelined for up to two weeks. “Chris is a central part of what we do on both ends of the court. Our…

  3. Arizona sophomore Brandon Ashley likely to have surgery on foot

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Harvard v Arizona

    Arizona lost its unblemished record and No. 1 ranking on Saturday night. The Wildcats also lost starting forward Brandon Ashley to a foot injury that will sideline him for the remainder of the season. The 6-foot-8 Ashley will likely undergo surgery, within the next couple of weeks, to fix his injured right foot, according to…

  4. Report: Adreian Payne to miss next two Michigan State games

    Jan 28, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT

    Adreian Payne

    Injuries have been an unfortunately stable presence in No. 7 Michigan State’s season. A noticeable injury in recent weeks has been 6-foot-10 senior forward Adreian Payne, who has been sidelined, wearing a boot on his foot, for the past five games. Expect that number to rise to at least seven games, according to a report…

  5. Louisville’s Chris Jones back at practice, could play against Cincinnati on Thursday

    Jan 28, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

    Chris Jones

    Louisville has won four straight games after dropping a conference game at home against Memphis on Jan. 9. The last three wins for No. 12 Louisville have come without the services off first-year transfer point guard Chris Jones, who has been dealing with an oblique injury suffered in the Cardinals win over SMU on Jan.…

  6. Mitch McGary on rehab following back surgery: ‘I really don’t know right now’

    Jan 26, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

    Mitch McGary

    On Saturday night, Michigan State was without Adreian Payne (for the fifth straight game) and Branden Dawson. The injuries have been an on-going dilemma for the Spartans. But Sparty wasn’t the only team inside the Breslin Center on Saturday dealing with sidelined starters. Michigan has been without sophomore center Mitch McGary, an preseason All-American, since…

  7. DeAndre Kane’s status uncertain for Iowa State’s game against Kansas

    Jan 12, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    DeAndre Kane

    No. 9 Iowa State, days after picking up a big home win against No. 7 Baylor, fell from the ranks of the unbeaten on Saturday afternoon with an 87-82 road loss to Oklahoma. But bigger problems for the Cyclones is senior guard DeAndre Kane, averaging 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game on…

  8. Report: Doug McDermott had an MRI on his shoulder, results positive

    Jan 8, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

    AP photo

    Creighton got some good news to kick off the day, as the injury that Doug McDermott suffered to his shoulder in Tuesday’s win at DePaul was determined not to be serious. He underwent an MRI on Wednesday. That MRI showed that he sprained a joint in his left shoulder, according to a report from Gary…

  9. Georgia Tech’s Robert Carter out indefinitely after tearing his meniscus

    Jan 2, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    Robert Carter Jr., Joseph Bertrand

    Georgia Tech’s rough start to the season got worse on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets announced that they have lost starting center Robert Carter indefinitely to a torn meniscus. He injured the knee on Sunday against Charlotte and an MRI on Tuesday revealed the tear. He will have surgery next Tuesday to repair the damage. “He’s…

  10. Oklahoma State forward Michael Cobbins will have surgery, out for season

    Dec 31, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

    NCAA Oregon Oklahoma St Basketball

    Oklahoma State ran away with a 92-66 win over Robert Morris on Monday night, but in the process ended up losing a key piece for the remainder of the season. Junior forward Michael Cobbins played less than four minutes on Monday night, leaving an Achilles tendon injury. After being examined on Tuesday, Kelly Hines of the…

  11. Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs will be back from injury in 1-2 weeks

    Dec 17, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Sterling Gibbs

    Injuries have piled up for Seton Hall in recent weeks, as the roster got even thinner once Tom Maayan had to return to Israel to fulfill his military commitment for the Israeli Defense Forces. However, Kevin Willard got some good news on Monday night, learning that Sterling Gibbs knee injury will only sideline him for 1-2…

  12. Oklahoma guard Je’lon Hornbeak to miss 4-6 weeks with foot injury

    Dec 10, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Oklahoma v San Diego State

    Oklahoma sophomore guard Je’lon Hornbeak will miss up to a month and a half with after a breaking a bone in his foot , the school announced on Tuesday. The 6-foot-4 Hornbeak suffered the injury during practice on Tuesday morning, and although the recovery does not require surgery, it will take up four to six weeks…

  13. Nik Stauskas still not 100 percent after second game back from ankle injury

    Dec 8, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

    Nik Stauskas

    Michigan leading scorer Nik Stauskas rolled his ankle in the second half of the Wolverines’ 63-61 loss to Charlotte in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship game on Nov. 24. That ankle kept him out in a blowout win against Coppin State, and thanks to the defensive performances of Tyler Thornton and Matt Jones, Stauskas scored…

  14. Seton Hall’s Patrik Auda re-injuries right foot in loss to Oklahoma, may miss season

    Nov 22, 2013, 11:19 PM EDT

    Patrick Auda

    Oklahoma trailed by seven with a minute to go on Friday night against Seton Hall at the Barclays Center. The Sooners rallied for a wild finish, outscoring the Pirates 9-1 in the final moments to steal an 86-85 win over Seton Hall in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn. Seton Hall adds a second…

  15. Harvard’s Kenyatta Smith out indefinitely with a foot injury

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

    Arizona's Lyons drives for shot while defended by Harvard's Rivard and Smith during NCAA tournament basketball game in Salt Lake City

    We’ve been saying all preseason that Harvard’s talented and deep enough to make another run in the NCAA tournament, and that fact was tested on Sunday afternoon. Jonah Travis, the brother of Stanford commit Reid Travis, went for 20 points and 10 boards in just 22 minutes as the Crimson knocked off Holy Cross in…

  16. Report: Washington’s Desmond Simmons out for 6-8 weeks

    Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT


    Washington has lost a key piece in their front court for up to two months. Desmond Simmons, who started 14 games last season and averaged 4.9 points and 6.5 boards, will be out for six-to-eight weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his knee, according to a report from Jon Rothstein. Simmons was going to be counted…

  17. Final Four MOP Luke Hancock to miss season-opener, has yet to practice

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Luke Hancock shot 40% from three last season and averaged 8.1 points, which are more than respectable numbers. But Hancock also spent much of the early part of the season battling a shoulder injury. We saw what he was capable of when fully healthy at the Final Four, when he won Most Outstanding Player by…

  18. Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:53 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Ohio State

    Iowa State lost a key player to a fairly serious injury on Thursday as the school announced that Melvin Ejim will miss at least a month. Ejim hyperextended his left knee during practice on Wednesday and suffered a bone bruise as well. Already thin in the front court, that means that Fred Hoiberg’s club will…

  19. Maryland loses starting guard Seth Allen to a broken foot

    Oct 30, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

    Seth Allen

    Maryland has lost Seth Allen for the next 8-to-10 weeks after the 6-foot guard suffered a fractured foot in practice on Tuesday. The injury is a fracture to the fifth metatarsel in Allen’s left foot. “We are devastated for Seth,” said Maryland head coach Turgeon in a release. “He was playing at a very high level…

  20. Florida’s Michael Frazier diagnosed with mono

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Michael Frazier II

    Florida announced on Wednesday morning that shooting guard Michael Frazier has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and will be out indefinitely. Frazier will definitely be out of Friday’s scrimmage against Florida Southern, but it’s unclear how much longer he’ll be out of action. “Maybe more than that,” UF trainer David “Duke” Werner said. “We’ll have to…

  21. Good news for Kentucky: Andrew Harrison’s knee injury not serious

    Oct 30, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Andrew Harrison

    Kentucky held their Blue-White scrimmage on Tuesday night at Rupp Arena, and while there was plenty for UK fans to get excited about — dunks galore, James young’s 26 points, the play of Derek Willis — there was once major concern: point guard Andrew Harrison didn’t play in the second half due to a right…

  22. Aaron Gordon strains his groin, limited in Arizona’s exhibition

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Arizona Athletics

    Arizona had their first exhibition game of the season on Monday night, and as you might expect, the Wildcats smoked Division II Augustana 84-52. New point guard T.J. McConnell finished with 12 points, eight assists and five steals and Nick Johnson and Gabe York chipped in with 14 points apiece. But that’s not the big…

  23. Travis Wear diagnosed with appendicitis

    Oct 29, 2013, 8:16 AM EDT

    Travis Wear

    Travis Wear’s season did not get off to an ideal start, as UCLA’s senior big man was hospitalized on Monday with appendicitis. Wear started for the Bruins last season, averaging 10.9 points and 5.2 boards. The timetable for his return is unknown. UCLA’s season begins on November 8th when they host Drexel at Pauley Pavilion,…

  24. Michigan’s Mitch McGary has no timetable for return

    Oct 27, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    Mitch McGary enters as one of the best big men in the country, though he has been sidelined with a lower back condition since September. The Michigan Wolverines open the season on Nov. 8 against UMass Lowell. However, it’s unclear if McGary will play, as no timetable has been set for a return. “I really don’t…

  25. Report: Baylor freshman Allerik Freeman to miss six weeks with hand injury

    Oct 17, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Allerik Freeman

    Baylor’s front court is absolutely loaded, with Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson, who both decided to return to school, being flanked by the likes of Rico Gathers and Ishmael Wainwright. Where the Bears are going to be looking to find some production is in their back court. Pierre Jackson graduated, as did A.J. Walton, and…