Month: February 2021

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CBB Injuries & Updates from Tues. February 9

On Tuesday newly sitting out were Corey Douglas (VCU) who suffered an ankle injury in practice, Mike Miles (TCU) with non-covid illness, Taz Sherman (West Virginia) after a groin injury in practice, and Bourama Sidibe (Syracuse) due to knee soreness.

Returning to action included KeShawn Curry (VCU), Brendan Medley-Bacon (VCU), Collin Holloway (Georgetown), Avery Benson (Texas Tech) and Braelee Albert (Vanderbilt).

Playing through injuries were Herb Jones (Alabama, back), Kadary Richmond (Syracuse, toothache), Desi Sills (Arkansas, shoulder), Thomas Kithier (Michigan State, illness), and Terrence Shannon (Texas Tech, ankle).

Suffering in-game injuries were Juwan Gary (Alabama) who got the hometown start at South Carolina but left early with a shoulder injury and did not return. He came back out with his arm in a sling.

In injury updates, for LSU Darius Days has a chance to play Wednesday, while teammate Shareef O’Neal has missed practice with a foot issue again. Fabian White (Houston) has been cleared to practice as he returns from ACL surgery, Tristan Maxwell (Georgia Tech) has been cleared to practice (foot), James Bouknight (UConn) is a gametime decision Wednesday, and Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler (Wichita State) will be available Wednesday. CJ Fredrick (Iowa) is hopeful to play Wednesday, Bryce Thompson (Kansas) may be able to return Thursday, but Jalen Hill (UCLA) is still out for personal reasons.

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Injuries and Updates from Feb 9:

  • Alabama – Jordan Bruner DNP again (knee), Herb Jones started as he deals with back issues – 3 pts/28 mins
  • Braelee Albert, Vanderbilt – returned to action – 0 pts/6 mins
  • Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler, Wichita State – will be available Wed. (personal)
  • Avery Benson, Texas Tech – returned to action (leg) – 0 pts/5 mins
  • James Bouknight, UConn – gametime decision for Wednesday (elbow)
  • KeShawn Curry, VCU – returned to action – 2 pts/14 mins
  • Corey Douglas, VCU – DNP, boot in pregame from practice ankle injury, should be ready to go in a couple days
  • Francisco Farabello, TCU – DNP again (calf)
  • CJ Fredrick, Iowa – hopeful to play Wednesday, needs to be evaluated in practice on Tuesday, likely day to day the rest of the season
  • Juwan Gary, Alabama – left early in the first half with an apparent shoulder injury and went to the locker room, came back out with arm in a sling
  • DaJuan Gordon, Kansas State – DNP again but no longer with crutches
  • Royce Hamm, Texas – DNP, postgame sounded like coach’s decision – after the game Hamm tweeted “Loyalty means nothing nowadays!”
  • Jalen Hill, UCLA – remains out (personal), no timetable for return
  • Collin Holloway, Georgetown – returned to action (knee) – 2 pts/5 mins
  • Thomas Kithier, Michigan State – played (illness) – 2 pts/8 mins
  • LSUDarius Days has a chance to play Wednesday (ankle), Shareef O’Neal has missed practice the last couple days with foot issue again
  • Tristan Maxwell, Georgia Tech – cleared to practice again (foot)
  • Brendan Medley-Bacon, VCU – returned to action – 0 pts/3 mins
  • Mike Miles, TCU – DNP, non-covid illness
  • Javon Pickett, Missouri – no update on status after being limited to 2 minutes last game after ankle injury
  • Justin Powell, Auburn – DNP again (concussion)
  • Terrence Shannon, Texas Tech – played after being limited/rested last game (ankle) – 13 pts/23 mins
  • Taz Sherman, West Virginia – DNP, in pregame was said to be a GTD with a groin injury
  • Desi Sills, Arkansas – played after shoulder injury last game – 2 pts/10 mins
  • Moulaye Sissoko, Dayton – DNP again (injury)
  • Scott Spencer, VCU – DNP again (lower body)
  • Syracuse Kadary Richmond was said to be questionable by the team in pregame with non-covid illness (a toothache) but played (8 pts/25 mins) & Bourama Sidibe DNP (knee soreness)
  • Bryce Thompson, Kansas – returned to practice (finger), may be able to play Thursday
  • Fabian White, Houston – cleared to practice (ACL)
  • Jaylin Williams, Arkansas – was said to potentially be limited – 9 pts/23 mins

Transfer Updates from Feb 9:

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CBB Injuries & Updates from Mon. February 8

On Monday Teddy Allen (Nebraska) did not play for not meeting program expectations, Matt Mitchell (San Diego State) was out with a minor ankle injury, and Yor Anei (SMU) did not play for personal reasons. The UNC-Miami game was likely postponed because of a video that showed UNC players Armando Bacot & Day’Ron Sharpe celebrating with others after the Duke game this past weekend without masks. Evan Battey (Colorado) started after an ankle injury at the very end of his last game but Richard Washington (San Jose State) remained out.

Returning to action on Monday were Darius McNeill (SMU), Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe (Oklahoma State), Tyon Grant-Foster (Kansas), Aguek Arop (San Diego State) Oumar Ballo (Gonzaga) and Michael Ofoegbu (San Jose State).

In injury updates, Ian DuBose (Wake Forest) is expected to play Wednesday, Herb Jones (Alabama) may sit on Tuesday, Thomas Kithier (Michigan State) is expected to be back at practice on Monday, while Terrence Clarke (Kentucky) may miss the rest of the season.

For UCLA Cody Riley is hopeful to play this week but Jalen Hill‘s status is uncertain, for Virginia Tech Jalen Cone is day to day while Tyrece Radford continues working his way back to the team after legal issues, and for Louisville Aidan Igiehon and Josh Nickelberry are expected to be back at practice this week.

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Injuries and Updates from Feb 8:

  • Teddy Allen, Nebraska – DNP, did not meet expectations of the program, team will re-evaluate his status tomorrow, Trevor Lakes got the start – 0 pts/6 mins
  • Yor Anei, SMU – DNP, personal reasons
  • Oumar Ballo, Gonzaga – returned to action (thumb) – 0 pts/1 min
  • Terrence Clarke, Kentucky – will likely be out another 4 weeks and may miss the rest of the season (ankle)
  • Colorado – Jabari Walker DNP again (ankle), Evan Battey started after an ankle injury late last game, had early foul trouble and game was a blowout which may have limited his court time – 1 pt/12 mins
  • Jalen Cone, Virginia Tech – day to day, quest for Saturday right now
  • Ludgy Debaut, East Carolina – was ejected in the 1st half for a flagrant 2
  • Ibrahima Diallo, Ohio State – DNP again (MCL)
  • Ian DuBose, Wake Forest – will play Wednesday, may be limited
  • East Carolina – Tyrie Jackson & Charles Coleman DNP again
  • Brandon Johnson, Minnesota – is playing through a finger injury, had his left hand wrapped after the game
  • Herb Jones, Alabama – could sit out Tuesday to help him get healthy, to be evaluated Tuesday
  • Kansas – Bryce Thompson DNP again (finger), Tyon Grant-Foster returned to action (ankle) – 0 pts/3 mins
  • Thomas Kithier, Michigan State – has tested negative for covid since leaving last game not feeling well, he did have a non-covid virus but is feeling better and should practice Monday
  • Louisville – Aidan Igiehon (groin) & Josh Nickelberry (wrist) should return to practice this week
  • Darius McNeill, SMU – returned to action (plantar fasciitis) – 8 pts/15 mins
  • Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, Oklahoma State – returned to action (foot) – 0 pts/9 mins
  • Michael Ofoegbu, San Jose State – returned to action – 5 pts/16 mins
  • Anthony Polite, Florida State – shoulder is feeling better but has not yet been cleared by doctors
  • Tyrece Radford, Virginia Tech – status for return from legal issues is ongoing
  • San Diego State – Keith Dinwiddie DNP again (hip), Aguek Arop returned to action (6 pts/10 mins), Matt Mitchell DNP, ankle, may return Wednesday
  • UCLA Cody Riley (ankle) is hopeful to return this week Jalen Hill‘s status (personal) is up in the air
  • Richard Washington, San Jose State – DNP again (head)

Transfer Updates from Feb 8:

  • Ian Boyd, George Mason – enters transfer portal, medical redshirt last season, was on personal leave of absence this year – 5.2 ppg in ’18-19
  • Terrance McBride, Cornell – will grad transfer to Rice – 12.7 ppg
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CBB Injuries & Updates from Sun. February 7

On Sunday CJ Fredrick (Iowa) sat out again with a lower leg injury, Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler (Wichita State) was out for a family funeral, and Zach Harvey & Mamoudou Diarra (Cincinnati) were out again in covid protocols.

For Stanford, Daejon Davis remained out, but was reported to be out for not meeting program standards rather than a knee injury, Bryce Wills returned to action after a knee injury & Ziaire Williams was said to be available but might be limited and did not end up playing.

In game injuries, Jake Forrester (Temple) appeared to take a knee to the ribs/torso that took him out of the game in the second half, he was able to return but seemed to still be dealing with pain.

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Injuries and Updates from Feb 7:

  • Bryan Antoine, Villanova – DNP again (shoulder)
  • Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler, Wichita State – DNP, personal/family reasons
  • Cincinnati Zach Harvey & Mamoudou Diarra DNP again (covid prot.) but were with the team in street clothes
  • Jake Forrester, Temple – in the second half appeared to take a knee to the ribs/midsection, did check back in but was not in the game in the closing minutes of a close game, was still holding his side in postgame but was in good spirits
  • CJ Fredrick, Iowa – DNP again (lower leg)
  • Jerome Hunter, Indiana – dressed but DNP (did not dress last game), coach’s decision again
  • Stanford Daejon Davis DNP again (had been out with a knee injury, but report said he was out for not meeting program standards), Bryce Wills was said to be available but limited, he returned to action off the bench after a knee injury (6 pts/15 mins), Ziaire Williams was said to be available but might be limited, (after being away for personal reasons then having to go through covid protocols to return), did not end up playing.

Transfer Updates from Feb 7:

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CFB Player Updates – Week of February 1-7

(continually updated)

Announcing transfer destinations were QB Jace Ruder (North Carolina to North Texas), QB Will Levis (Penn State to Kentucky), RB Jahmir Smith (Notre Dame to App State), RB Cyrus Habibi-Likio (Oregon to Boise State), RB Jaren Mangham (Colorado to South Florida), RB Jacob Kibodi (Texas A&M to Louisiana), WR Yusuf Terry (Baylor to USF) WR Randal Grimes (UNLV to Weber State), WR Jared Sparks (Purdue to ULM), and WR Ja’Lynn Polk (Texas Tech to Washington).

More notable players entering the transfer portal were Utah WR Bryan Thompson and Bowling Green RB Andrew Clair.

Utah WR Jaylen Dixon withdrew from the transfer portal. RB La’Damian Webb committed to Troy in December but is now reported to no longer be with the program. RB Ricky Slade, who transferred from Penn State to Old Dominion, is no longer on the ODU roster.

Announcing they would return next season were WR Danny Davis (Wisconsin) and WR Rick Wells (Florida).

In injury updates, BYU QB Jaren Hall reports he is fully healthy. Kansas State QB Skylar Thompson hopes to be full-go by around May as he recovers from surgery, while teammate WR Chabastin Taylor will miss spring ball. Utah QB Cameron Rising will miss spring ball, but Miami RB Jaylan Knighton will be ready by mid-March, and Colorado RB Alex Fontenot will be full-go for spring practice.

Updates from February 1-7:

QBs:

  • Chase Cord, Boise State – will not be available for spring ball
  • Mike Fallon, UMass – enters transfer portal – 7/12-41-0
  • Jaren Hall, BYU – reports he is fully healthy after missing last season (hip)
  • Will Levis, Penn State – will transfer to Kentucky
  • Kenyon Oblad, UNLV – will transfer to Dixie State
  • Cameron Rising, Utah – will miss spring ball, ready by July
  • Jace Ruder, North Carolina – will transfer to North Texas
  • Skylar Thompson, Kansas State – hopes to be full-go by May

RBs:

  • Derrian Brown, Texas – will go on medical scholarship ending his career
  • Andrew Clair, Bowling Green – enters the transfer portal
  • Alex Fontenot, Colorado – expected to be full-go for spring practices
  • Cyrus Habibi-Likio, Oregon – will transfer to Boise State – 19/36-4
  • Jacob Kibodi, Texas A&M – will transfer to Louisiana – 31/123-1 ’19
  • Jaylan Knighton, Miami – will be ready for spring ball in mid-March (shoulder)
  • Jaren Mangham, Colorado – will transfer to South Florida – 23/35-2
  • Ricky Slade, Penn State/Old Dominion – no longer on ODU roster
  • Jahmir Smith, Notre Dame – will transfer to App State – 5/15-0
  • La’Damian Webb – former Florida State RB committed to Troy in December but is now reported to no longer be with the Troy program

WRs & TEs:

  • Trevon Clark, Cal – will return next season – 4/23-0
  • Danny Davis, Wisconsin – will return next season – 3/78-1
  • Jaylen Dixon, Utah – withdraws from transfer portal – 24/343-1 – ’19
  • Wykeen Gill, Kansas State – will transfer to Duquesne – 3/9-0
  • Randal Grimes, UNLV – will transfer to Weber State
  • TE Aaron Hackett, Syracuse – announces transfer to TCU – 10/63-2
  • Akeem Hayes, Kentucky – enters transfer portal – 4/54-1
  • Melvin Hill, UMass – enters transfer portal – 4/36-0
  • Matt Landers, Georgia – will transfer to Toledo – 2/27-0
  • TE Jake Paulson, Minnesota – will not return
  • Mike Pettway, Washington State – will transfer to Jacksonville State
  • Ja’Lynn Polk, Texas Tech – will transfer to Washington – 28/264-2
  • Ben Ratzlaff, Houston Baptist – will transfer to Western Kentucky
  • Jared Sparks, Purdue – will transfer to ULM – 4/38-0
  • Mekhi Stevenson, UNLV – will transfer to Albany
  • Chabastin Taylor, Kansas State – will miss spring football with injury
  • Yusuf Terry, Baylor – will transfer to USF – 6/69-0
  • Bryan Thompson, Utah – enters transfer portal – 9/187-1
  • Rick Wells, Florida – will return next season – 12/120-0
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CBB Injuries & Updates from Sat. February 6

On Saturday newly sitting out were Chris Duarte (Oregon) with an ankle injury last game, Boston College was missing Wynston Tabbs, James Karnik & DeMarr Langford for covid reasons, and Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe (Oklahoma State) was out due to a practice injury. Cody Riley (ankle) and Jalen Hill (personal) were out for UCLA, Tyrie Jackson (East Carolina) was out after an ankle injury last game, Tyon Grant-Foster (Kansas) with an ankle injury, Oso Ighodaro (Marquette) with a foot injury, Aljaz Kunc (Washington State) due to illness, and Jabari Walker (Colorado) was not dressed with a walking boot.

Returning to action included Charlie Moore (DePaul), Austin Reaves (Oklahoma), Luka Kraljevic (Boston College), Javan Johnson (Iowa State), Andre Jackson (UConn), Brandon Suggs (East Carolina), Bourama Sidibe (Syracuse), John Newman (Clemson), Sasha Stefanovic (Purdue), KJ Buffen (Ole Miss), Bryce Hamilton (UNLV), Justin Lewis (Marquette), Abe Kinrade (Air Force), TJ Bamba (Washington State), Jacob Toppin (Kentucky) and Gabe Brown (Michigan State).

Suffering in-game injuries were Jalen Cone (Virginia Tech) who left the game in the first half and returned to the bench with a boot on his foot, Christian Bishop (Creighton) suffered an ankle injury early but returned to action, Thomas Kithier (Michigan State) did not feel well at halftime and was not able to return for the 2nd half as a precaution, Javohn Garcia (UMass) took an eye poke, went to the locker room and came back to bench area with a large bandage on his eye, Evan Battey (Colorado) suffered an apparent ankle injury in the final minute of the game, and Dishon Jackson (Washington State) was helped off the court with an apparent ankle injury in the 2nd half and did not return.

Fatts Russell (Rhode Island) came into Saturday reported to be limited with injuries, played off the bench, but ended up going to the locker room in the second half with a right ankle injury. Terrence Shannon (Texas Tech) was said to be injured (revealed to be a sore ankle they wanted to rest) but available if needed, and did enter later in a close game.

Notably remaining out again included Chris Lykes (Miami), Eric Williams (Oregon), Jared Bynum & Jimmy Nichols (Providence), Tre Mitchell & Noah Fernandes (UMass), Terrence Clarke (Kentucky), & Alondes Williams (Oklahoma).

In injury updates, Tyrece Radford (Virginia Tech) could return from suspension this week, James Bouknight (UConn) is a gametime decision moving forward, Chris Duarte (Oregon) has swelling in his ankle but x-rays were negative, outside chance to play next weekend, and Jabari Walker (Colorado) will be out 2-3 weeks with a foot injury.

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Injuries and Updates from Feb 6:

  • Evan Battey, Colorado – suffered a possible ankle injury as his leg got rolled up on in the last minute of the game
  • Christian Bishop, Creighton – ankle injury on opening tip, left game but returned – 14 pts/25 mins
  • Boston CollegeMakai Ashton-Langford & Fredrick Scott DNP again, Wynston Tabbs, DeMarr Langford, James Karnik & Justin Vander Baan DNP (covid), Luka Kraljevic returned to action (knee)- 0 pts/6 mins
  • Gabe Brown, Michigan State – returned to action (covid) – 6 pts/18 mins
  • Jordan Bruner, Alabama – DNP again (knee)
  • KJ Buffen, Ole Miss – returned to action (personal) – 0 pts/7 mins
  • Jalen Cone, Virginia Tech – left with a left ankle injury, seen with foot in boot on the bench in the 2nd half
  • DePaul – Oscar Lopez DNP again, Charlie Moore returned as a starter (elbow) – 5 pts/26 mins
  • East CarolinaTyrie Jackson DNP (ankle), Brandon Suggs returned to action – 10 pts/20 mins
  • DaJuan Gordon, Kansas State – DNP again (foot)
  • Tyon Grant-Foster, Kansas – DNP, ankle
  • Bryce Hamilton, UNLV – returned as a starter (ankle) – 22 pts/39 mins
  • Houston – rested their starters against Our Lady of the Lake
  • Oso Ighodaro, Marquette – DNP, foot
  • Abayomi Iyiola, Arkansas – potential late Feb return (ACL)
  • Jalen Johnson, Miss State – DNP, unclear if coach’s decision/injury
  • Javan Johnson, Iowa State – returned to action off bench (covid) – 11 pts/25 mins
  • Kentucky – Terrence Clarke DNP again, Jacob Toppin returned to action (illness) – 3 pts/15 mins
  • Abe Kinrade, Air Force – returned to action – 5 pts/15 mins
  • Thomas Kithier, Michigan State – went to the locker room in the first half and did not feel well, was not able to return to the game for the second half for precautionary reasons
  • Justin Lewis, Marquette – returned to action (leg) – 0 pts/8 mins
  • Miami – Chris Lykes & Earl Timberlake DNP again
  • Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, Oklahoma State – DNP, practice injury
  • Nebraska Dalano Banton started (ankle), Yvan Ouedraogo returned to action (covid) – 4 pts/14 mins
  • John Newman, Clemson – returned to action (disciplinary)- 5 pts/17 mins
  • North Carolina Sterling Manley dressed for the first time this season but DNP, Puff Johnson DNP again (toe)
  • OklahomaAustin Reaves returned as a starter (16 pts/35 mins), Alondes Williams DNP again
  • OregonEric Williams DNP again (covid), Chris Duarte DNP (ankle, x-rays negative, outside chance to play next weekend)
  • Javon Pickett, Missouri – played off the bench after ankle injury last game but clearly limited – 0 pts/2 mins
  • Justin Powell, Auburn – DNP again (concussion)
  • Providence – Jared Bynum & Jimmy Nichols DNP again
  • Fatts Russell, Rhode Island – played off the bench (core muscle, right heel), but in the second half went to the locker room with a right ankle injury – 9 pts/27 mins
  • Terrence Shannon, Texas Tech – was said to be available if needed with an injury they wanted to rest (sore ankle), did check in 2nd half- 2 pts/11 mins
  • Scott Spencer, La Salle – DNP again (undisclosed)
  • Sasha Stefanovic, Purdue – returned off the bench (covid) –
  • Khadim Sy, Ole Miss – DNP, (left last game with undisclosed injury)
  • Syracuse Bourama Sidibe returned to action, knee, last played Nov 27 (1 pt/11 mins), Frank Anselem DNP again
  • Bryce Thompson, Kansas – DNP again (finger)
  • UCLACody Riley (ankle) and Jalen Hill (personal) DNP
  • UConn James Bouknight (GTD moving forward) & Akok Akok DNP again, Andre Jackson returned to action (wrist) – 7 pts/20 mins
  • UMassTre Mitchell DNP again (shoulder), Noah Fernandes DNP again (wrist), Dyondre Dominguez returned to action (3 pts/7 mins), Javohn Garcia went to the locker room in the second half after an eye poke), came back to the bench area with a bandage on his eye, status TBD
  • Vanderbilt – Braelee Albert & Quintin Millora-Brown DNP again
  • Virginia Kadin Shedrick available but DNP, Kody Stattmann DNP again
  • Virginia TechCordell Pemsl & Tyrece Radford DNP again, Radford could return this week from suspension
  • Jabari Walker, Colorado – DNP, walking boot, out 2-3 weeks
  • Washington State TJ Bamba returned to action (0 pts/3 mins), DJ Rodman started after a shot to the head last game caused missed time, Aljaz Kunc DNP, illness, Dishon Jackson left with an apparent ankle injury in the 2nd half

Transfer Updates from Feb 6:

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CBB Injuries & Updates from Fri. February 5

In injury updates, for Oklahoma Austin Reaves will start Saturday but Alondes Williams remains out, Sasha Stefanovic will return Saturday for Purdue, and Dalano Banton and Yvan Ouedraogo should be back for Nebraska. Chris Lykes (Miami) returned to practice and is a gametime decision but teammate Earl Timberlake remains out. For UMass Tre Mitchell is out tomorrow while teammate Noah Fernandes is a gametime decision.

Justin Lewis (Marquette) is a gametime decision, Javon Pickett (Missouri) is fine and has been practicing, and Quentin Millora-Brown (Vanderbilt) should be available. DaJuan Gordon (Kansas State) remains out, Bryce Hamilton (UNLV) is still questionable, Bryce Thompson (Kansas) remains out, and Jimmy Nichols (Providence) is out indefinitely. For UConn, Andre Jackson will be available Saturday, and James Bouknight may be able to return on Wednesday.

In a limited slate of Friday night major conference games, Moulaye Sissoko (Dayton) was out again due to injury.

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Injuries and Updates from Feb 5:

  • ArkansasDesi Sills, Justin Smith & Jaylin Williams all sound like they were limited in Thursday’s practice
  • Jordan Bruner, Alabama – still a few weeks away (knee)
  • Rodney Chatman, Dayton – progressing well but not yet practicing (hand surgery)
  • Terrence Clarke, Kentucky – appears to be out again Saturday
  • DaJuan Gordon, Kansas State – still on crutches, outside chance could return next week
  • Bryce Hamilton, UNLV – remains day to day (ankle)
  • Justin Lewis, Marquette – a gametime decision Sat. (leg)
  • Chris Lykes, Miami – returned to practice (ankle), gametime decision Saturday, if available would come off the bench
  • NebraskaDalano Banton (ankle) and Yvan Ouedraogo (covid) should be available Saturday
  • Jimmy Nichols, Providence – out indefinitely with a non-covid medical condition
  • Oklahoma Austin Reaves will return Saturday, Alondes Williams should be back next week
  • Javon Pickett, Missouri – ankle is fine, has been practicing
  • Moulaye Sissoko, Dayton – DNP again (injury)
  • Sasha Stefanovic, Purdue – will be available Saturday
  • Bryce Thompson, Kansas – likely out another week (finger)
  • Earl Timberlake, Miami – remains out Saturday (shoulder)
  • UConnAndre Jackson (wrist) will be available Saturday, James Bouknight (elbow) may be able to return next Wednesday, Akok Akok remains out Saturday
  • UMass Noah Fernandes a gametime decision Saturday, Tre Mitchell is out
  • VanderbiltQuentin Millora-Brown & Braelee Albert sound available for Saturday
  • Greg Williams, St John’s – practiced fully on Friday

Transfer Updates from Feb 5:

  • Jimmy “Tre” Clark, VCU – enters transfer portal – 5.9 ppg
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CBB Injuries & Updates from Thur. February 4

On Thursday sitting out were CJ Fredrick (Iowa) with a lower leg injury he has been battling, and Cincinnati came off of a covid pause missing Zach Harvey & Mamoudou Diarra. Eric Williams (Oregon) was out as expected for covid protocols, & Ziaire Williams, Daejon Davis & Bryce Wills were out again for Stanford.

Returning to action were Chris Duarte (but got injured, more below) & LJ Figueroa for Oregon and Christian Gray (Fresno State). Xavier DuSell (Wyoming started after a back injury last game, and Hameir Wright (Washington) played off the bench as he deals with a thumb injury.

Making season debuts were Will Richardson (Oregon) after thumb surgery and Kerr Kriisa (Arizona) after eligibility issues.

Suffering in-game injuries were Chris Duarte (Oregon) who left the game in the second half with an apparent right leg/ankle injury and did not return, and DJ Rodman (Washington State) took an elbow to the face in the second half, left the game with a bloody nose and did not return.

In injury & other updates, Gabe Brown (Michigan State) will be through covid protocols by Saturday but his conditioning will determine if he can play, and Jimmy “Tre” Clark (VCU) is no longer with the team.

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Injuries and Updates from Feb 4:

  • TJ Bamba, Washington State – dressed but DNP, should return Sat.
  • Gabe Brown, Michigan State – will workout the next couple days, available to play Saturday but conditioning may not be ready (covid)
  • Joel Brown, Cal – played off the bench after a false positive this week – 2 pts/30 mins
  • CincinnatiZach Harvey & Mamoudou Diarra DNP (presumably covid related), several usual starters came off the bench
  • Jimmy “Tre” Clark, VCU – is no longer with the team – 5.9 ppg
  • Xavier DuSell, Wyoming – started after injury last game
  • CJ Fredrick, Iowa – DNP, lower leg, day to day
  • Gideon George, BYU – first start of season – 19 pts/13 rebs/21 mins
  • Christian Gray, Fresno State – returned to action (shoulder) – 9 pts/14 mins
  • Kerr Kriisa, Arizona – season debut (eligibility) – 0 pts/19 mins
  • Aljaz Kunc, Washington State – left in the second half with an ankle injury but returned, should be fine
  • OregonWill Richardson made his season debut (10 pts/33 mins), Eric Williams DNP (covid) , Chris Duarte (11 pts/20 mins) & LJ Figueroa (12 pts/36 mins) returned to action as starters, but Duarte left the game in the 2nd half with an apparent right ankle injury and did not return, team had no postgame update
  • DJ Rodman, Washington State – left the game after taking an elbow to the face and having a bloody nose, did not return, in postgame was said to be expected to be fine for Saturday
  • Stanford – Daejon Davis (knee), Bryce Wills (knee), & Ziaire Williams (personal) DNP again
  • Hameir Wright, Washington – did not start for the first time this season but played off the bench (thumb) – 8 pts/23 mins

Transfer Updates from Feb 4:

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CBB Injuries & Updates from Wed. February 3

On Wednesday sitting out were Tre Mitchell & Noah Fernandes with injuries for UMass, Jimmy Nichols (Providence) with a non-covid illness, Brandon Suggs (East Carolina) with an undisclosed injury, Jacob Toppin (Kentucky) with a non-covid illness, Osayi Osifo (Florida) with an ankle injury, Jimmy Clark (VCU) for a university suspension, and Scott Spencer (La Salle) for undisclosed reasons. Darius Days (LSU) & KeShawn Curry (VCU) did not play after suffering injuries in their last games.

Returning to action were DJ Funderburk (NC State), Ferron Flavors (Oklahoma State), Greg Williams (St John’s), Levi Stockard (VCU), Tyrie Jackson (East Carolina, suffered a different injury though) & Cairo McCrory & Kolton Mitchell (UMass).

Remaining out included Jared Bynum (Providence), Darius McNeill (SMU), Terrence Clarke (Kentucky) & Francisco Farabello (TCU).

Suffering injuries on Wednesday were Tyrie Jackson (East Carolina) who left in the first half with a lower body injury and returned to the bench area with crutches & a boot, and Javon Pickett (Missouri) left the game late in the second half with an apparent ankle injury.

In injury updates, Jimmy Sotos (Ohio State) will have season-ending shoulder surgery, and Eric Williams (Oregon) is not expected to play Thursday, but teammates Chris Duarte & LJ Figueroa should be back.

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Injuries and Updates from Feb 3:

  • Bryan Antoine, Villanova – DNP again (shoulder)
  • Jordan Bruner, Alabama – DNP again (knee)
  • Jared Bynum, Providence – DNP again (groin)
  • Jimmy Clark, VCU – DNP, university suspension
  • Terrence Clarke, Kentucky – DNP again (ankle), some interesting postgame comments from Calipari essentially saying the doctors don’t see much wrong but he is experiencing pain
  • Darius Days, LSU – DNP, ankle
  • East CarolinaTyrie Jackson returned to action (covid) but left in the first half with an apparent ankle injury, Brandon Suggs DNP (injury), Charles Coleman DNP again
  • Francisco Farabello, TCU – DNP again (calf)
  • Ferron Flavors, Oklahoma State – returned to action – 6 pts/8 mins
  • Cam’Ron Fletcher, Kentucky – played for the first time since suspension
  • DJ Funderburk, NC State – returned to action – 9 pts/18 mins
  • Isiah Jasey, SMU – did not start due to an injury in warmups but played off the bench
  • Keyontae Johnson, Florida – medical emergency he suffered was not covid-related but will still miss the remainder of the season
  • Darius McNeill, SMU – DNP again (foot)
  • Jimmy Nichols, Providence – DNP, non-covid illness
  • Oregon Eric Williams (covid protocols) is not expected to play Thursday but Chris Duarte & LJ Figueroa should be available
  • Osayi Osifo, Florida – DNP, ankle
  • Javon Pickett, Missouri – left with apparent ankle injury in the 2nd half
  • Fatts Russell, Rhode Island – DNP (right heel, core muscle)
  • Jimmy Sotos, Ohio State – will have season-ending shoulder surgery
  • Scott Spencer, La Salle – DNP, undisclosed
  • Jacob Toppin, Kentucky – DNP, did not travel (non-covid illness)
  • UMassTre Mitchell DNP (shoulder), Noah Fernandes DNP (wrist), Kolton Mitchell returned from conc. prot. (1 pt/10 mins), Cairo McCrory returned (3 pts/18 mins), Dyondre Dominguez DNP again
  • VCU Levi Stockard returned as a starter (15 pts/25 mins), KeShawn Curry DNP (ankle, walking boot)
  • Virginia – Kody Stattmann & Kadin Shedrick DNP again
  • Virginia Tech – Cordell Pemsl & Tyrece Radford DNP again
  • Greg Williams, St John’s – returned to action – 2 pts/4 mins

Transfer Updates from Feb 3:

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CBB Injuries & Updates from Tues. February 2

On Tuesday sitting out were John Newman (Clemson) for disciplinary reasons, KJ Buffen (Ole Miss) for personal reasons, and Jerome Hunter (Indiana) did not dress for what sounded like disciplinary reasons (coach’s decision).

Notably sitting out again were Bryce Hamilton (UNLV), Gabe Brown (Michigan State), Sasha Stefanovic (Purdue), Justin Lewis (Marquette), Javan Johnson (Iowa State) and Ziaire Williams, Daejon Davis & Bryce Wills (Stanford).

Suffering injuries on Tuesday were Arkansas’ Desi Sills who left in the first half after taking a hard fall and came back out to the bench area with his shoulder wrapped. West Virginia’s Gabe Osabuohien was said to be questionable to return with a hip pointer but did return to game action.

Returning to action included Texas’ Courtney Ramey, Jericho Sims & Brock Cunningham, CJ Fredrick (Iowa), Solomon Young & Tre Jackson (Iowa State), & Trey Galloway (Indiana). Playing after injuries in their last games were Armaan Franklin (Indiana), Yves Pons (Tennessee) & Jaylin Williams (Arkansas).

In injury updates, Trae Hannibal (South Carolina) will play Wednesday, Greg Williams (St John’s) is a gametime decision Wednesday, Terrence Clarke (Kentucky) still sounds questionable, Savion Flagg (Texas A&M) missed practice with a back issue, and Fatts Russell (Rhode Island) is day to day going into Wednesday.

TJ Bamba (Washington State) is questionable for Thursday, Jules Bernard (UCLA) is practicing after missing time last game with a knee bruise, Xavier DuSell (Wyoming) is practicing after a back injury late last game, and Hameir Wright (Washington) is dealing with a thumb injury. Javan Johnson (Iowa State) and Gabe Brown (Michigan State) are expected to return Saturday (covid).

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Injuries and Updates from Feb 2:

  • TJ Bamba, Washington State – quest for Thurs, prob for Sat (toothache)
  • Jules Bernard, UCLA – is practicing after missing time last game after a hard fall
  • Gabe Brown, Michigan State – DNP again (covid), expected to be available this weekend
  • KJ Buffen, Ole Miss – DNP, personal reasons, is day to day, expected back at practice on Thursday
  • Terrence Clarke, Kentucky – “we’re going by what the doctors tell us”, sounds questionable for Wednesday
  • Ian DuBose, Wake Forest – DNP again (medical)
  • Xavier DuSell, Wyoming – is practicing after back injury last game
  • Savion Flagg, Texas A&M – missed practice Monday with a back issue
  • Armaan Franklin, Indiana – started (ankle) – 11 pts/35 mins
  • CJ Fredrick, Iowa – returned as a starter but was limited (ankle) – 2 pts/12 mins
  • Trey Galloway, Indiana – returned to action (back) – 2 pts/25 mins
  • DaJuan Gordon, Kansas State – DNP, foot, seen with crutches & a boot, 1-3 week return timeline
  • James Graham, Maryland – available (lower body) but DNP
  • Bryce Hamilton, UNLV – DNP again (ankle)
  • Trae Hannibal, South Carolina – full-go after back injury last game
  • Jerome Hunter, Indiana – DNP, did not dress – coach’s decision, in postgame was said “he’s not in the right frame of mind” and he “has a chance to earn his way back”
  • Iowa StateJavan Johnson DNP again (expected to play Saturday), Solomon Young (15 pts/29 mins) & Tre Jackson (5 pts/22 mins) returned off the bench (covid)
  • Puff Johnson, UNC – DNP again (toe)
  • Justin Lewis, Marquette – DNP again (leg/ankle)
  • John Newman, Clemson – DNP, disciplinary, TBD if will sit out again
  • Gabe Osabuohien, West Virginia – suffered a hip pointer but returned
  • Justin Powell, Auburn – DNP again (concussion)
  • Tyrece Radford, Virginia Tech – reports that he would plead guilty to a DUI charge on Wednesday
  • Fatts Russell, Rhode Island – day to day (heel, core muscle) for Wed.
  • Desi Sills, Arkansas – took a hard fall in the first half, went to the locker room and came back out with his shoulder wrapped, in postgame it was said that he could have returned if necessary
  • Stanford – Bryce Wills, Daejon Davis, & Ziaire Williams DNP again
  • Sasha Stefanovic, Purdue – DNP again (covid)
  • TexasJericho Sims started (10 pts/33 mins), Courtney Ramey started (12 pts/37 mins), & Brock Cunningham (0 pts/14 mins )all returned to action
  • Bryce Thompson, Kansas – DNP again (finger)
  • Greg Williams, St John’s – remains a GTD for Wednesday (back)
  • Jaylin Williams, Arkansas – played (knee bruise) – 0 pts/9 mins
  • Hameir Wright, Washington – dealing with a banged up thumb, will be evaluated

Transfer Updates from Feb 2:

  • Jerome Desrosiers, Princeton – grad transfers to Hawaii – 5.1 ppg ’19-20
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CBB Injuries & Updates from Mon. February 1

On Monday, for Miami Elijah Olaniyi returned and Isaiah Wong played after an ankle injury last game, Bubba Parham returned for Georgia Tech, Austin Reaves & Alondes Williams were out again for Oklahoma, and Josh Nickelberry‘s wrist injury kept him out for Louisville.

In injury updates, Courtney Ramey, Jericho Sims and Brock Cunningham should be available for Texas Tuesday. Jaylin Williams (Arkansas) is day to day with a knee injury, while for Indiana Trey Galloway sounds doubtful and Armaan Franklin may be questionable. CJ Fredrick (Iowa) is questionable for Tuesday, Justin Lewis (Marquette) is listed as doubtful, DJ Funderburk‘s (NC State) status is unclear for Wednesday, DaJuan Gordon (Kansas State) will miss time with a foot injury, and Justin Powell remains out for Auburn.

In longer term updates, Kerr Kriisa (Arizona) will finally be eligible to play Thursday, Will Richardson (Oregon) is not ready to return as he comes back from thumb surgery, Jordan Bruner (Alabama) is likely out another 2-4 weeks, and Tyrece Radford (Virginia Tech) has no timeline for return from his legal troubles.

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Injuries and Updates from Feb 1:

  • Dalano Banton, Nebraska – sprained ankle in Sunday’s practice
  • Avery Benson, Texas Tech – available Monday, DNP
  • Jordan Bruner, Alabama – out another 2-4 weeks (knee)
  • Boston College – expected to only have four scholarship players available Tuesday – Jay Heath, CJ Felder, Steffon Mitchell, Kamari Williams (game since postponed due to FSU covid issues)
  • Darius Days, LSU – clarified the injury is to his ankle, not knee, will still miss time
  • Armaan Franklin, Indiana – dealing with aggravated ankle injury
  • CJ Fredrick, Iowa – there’s a chance he plays Tuesday (lower leg)
  • DJ Funderburk, NC State – status for Wednesday unclear (suspension?)
  • Trey Galloway, Indiana – earlier in the day was said he had not resumed activity, later in the day was said he was limited in practice (back)
  • Georgia Tech – Tristan Maxwell, Bubba Parham returned to action off the bench – 3 pts/11 mins
  • DaJuan Gordon, Kansas State – will miss some games with recent foot injury, but no fracture
  • Herb Jones, Alabama – did not practice (back/hip) but should play
  • Kerr Kriisa, Arizona – confirmed to be eligible for Thursday
  • Justin Lewis, Marquette – listed as doubtful in game notes (ankle)
  • Louisville – Aidan Igiehon DNP again, Josh Nickelberry DNP (wrist)
  • Miami – Chris Lykes & Earl Timberlake DNP again, Elijah Olaniyi (21 pts/32 mins) returned & Isaiah Wong played after an ankle injury
  • Jordan Nesbitt, Memphis – made his season debut (midseason enrollee)
  • OklahomaAustin Reaves & Alondes Williams DNP again (covid)
  • Anthony Polite, Florida State – not expected to play Tuesday (shoulder), no set timetable for return (Tuesday game now postponed)
  • Justin Powell, Auburn – is still in concussion protocol, not practicing
  • Tyrece Radford, Virginia Tech – possible could rejoin team this year or next, but not a clear timeline
  • Will Richardson, Oregon – still rehabbing thumb, no set return date
  • Kadin Shedrick, Virginia – not yet close to returning but improving (illness)
  • Texas – should have full roster available Tuesday, which means Courtney Ramey, Jericho Sims & Brock Cunningham should return
  • VCULevi Stockard (concussion) is hopeful for Wednesday, KeShawn Curry is day to day (ankle)
  • Jaylin Williams, Arkansas – day to day with knee injury, did not practice Sunday

Transfer Updates from Feb 1:

  • Ibrahim Famouke Doumbia, UCF – enters transfer portal – 0.4ppg