Injuries are a key in betting the NCAA Tournament but these can also help with the last second brackets. Some players have nagging injuries that many may not have known about and some players may be sucking it up and coming back to play in their last NCAA Tournament. If there is 먹튀, there is bound to be some of this action happening here.
Injuries in practice to one key player can affect a teams NCAA Tournament run. Searching team websites usually doesn’t work when searching for injuries but most teams are practicing in front of reporters as they prepare in the NCAA Tournament venues across the country. So read the Internet and listen to the radio as much as possible before placing those last second wagers at the sports books.
Missouri’s Lawrence Bowers two torn ligaments in his right wrist.
Lawrence Bowers rode the bench most of the year for Missouri then was pressed into action when Junior Justin Safford went out with a torn ACL in his left knee. Safford was averaging just over 8 points but Bowers has averaged over 10 points. Bowers will play with a splint as he did in Missouri’s 15 point loss to lowly Nebraska.
UNLV’s Derrick Jasper and Tre’Von Willis may both play for UNLV.
Derrick Jasper, a Kentucky transfer on the UNLV squad has been out for almost seven weeks now with an ankle injury but has been practicing and looking good heading into #8 UNLV’s tilt with #9 Northern Iowa. Jasper would be a huge addition for UNLV defensively and if Jasper does play it will be off the bench.
Tre’Von Willis suffered a nasty rolled ankle in UNLV’s victory over BYU and he has been hobbled in practices heading into the NCAA Tournament. Tre’Von Willis is the team leader for UNLV this year and if he can’t go in the Northern Iowa game it could be devastating for UNLV.
Syracuse center Arinze Onuaku has quadricep injury.
Arinze Onuaku, Syracuse big man, has a quadricep injury and has been listed day to day heading into the NCAA Tournament. Onuaku is a big part of the Syracuse chemistry and he should sit as a precaution in Syracuse first game against Vermont. Onuaku is expected to play in Syracuse second round game.
The NCAA Tournament creates a bit of an atmosphere of secrecy on the level of Bill Belichik of the New England Patriots. As injuries become more apparent during they day we will update.
Villanova to sit Scottie Phillips and Corey Fisher.
#2 NCAA Tournament seed, Villanova has chosen to sit Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher to start their game against #15 seed Villanova. The decision was called a teaching decision by coach Jay Wright who deemed it a “teaching point.” It shouldn’t make much of a difference since the game will be a walkover.