Friday, February 25, 2011

Hoops Housekeeping: Chris Wright back for the tournament

Chris Wright: The Georgetown point guard had surgery on his left hand and has a chance to return for the NCAA Tournament. Right now, the best case estimate on how long he will be out of the lineup appears to be just over two weeks. The NCAA Tournament starts on March 17th.

Talib Zanna: Pitt's first big man off the bench suffered a broken thumb on Thursday afternoon after the Panther's pregame meal and before the tip of the Backyard Brawl. According to Jamie Dixon, he was messing around with teammates while getting into a car. Zanna is expected to have surgery on the thumb and could be out 3-6 weeks. In his stead, Lamar Patterson scored a career-high 11 points.

Jalen Steele: The news was confirmed yesterday -- Mississippi State freshman Jalen Steele tore the acl and the meniscus in his left knee and will be out for six months.

"I hate it for the kid's sake because Jalen had really come a long way and was just starting to get comfortable," MSU coach Rick Stansbury said. "He's come such a long way in so many areas and I just hate to see anybody have a setback like this. But it's part of the game and he'll fight through it."

Karon Abraham: Robert Morris will be without their leading scorer for the rest of the season after Abraham tore his achilles tendon last night. He's obviously done for the season.

Ray Penn: Travis Ford suspended point guard Ray Penn indefinitely on Thursday due to academic issues.

I’m suspending Ray indefinitely,” Ford said in a press release issued by the university’s sports information department. "He has some things he needs to work on outside of basketball, and this will give him time to focus and spend some quality time in the academic center.”

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