South Carolina's road to a possible return to the Final Four just got a little more difficult. Gamecocks forward Alaina Coates will not return to the lineup for the NCAA Tournament because of a right ankle sprain she suffered more than three weeks ago. The 6-foot-4 Coates has missed three of the past five games since first suffering the injury in a 62-60 loss at Missouri on Feb. 19.
March 14, 2017
Sidney Jones, a potential first-round draft pick, injured his left leg during defensive back drills in pro day workouts at the University of Washington on Saturday. The Washington cornerback was performing one of his final drills of the session when he quickly pulled up and went down to the turf at the Dempsey Indoor Center. As he was beginning to make a break out of his backpedal, Jones immediately began favoring his left leg and tumbled to the ground.
March 11, 2017
All-Southeastern Conference forward Alaina Coates will miss No. 5 South Carolina's league tournament opener against Georgia because of a lingering ankle injury.
March 3, 2017
Washington freshman Markelle Fultz, the leading scorer in the Pac-12 Conference, has not been cleared by team doctors to play due to a sore knee and may miss the final two regular-season games. Coach Lorenzo Romar said Tuesday that Fultz has yet to be given clearance by the team's medical staff to return to game action. Fultz has missed three of the past five games due to the knee issue, including last Sunday's loss to rival Washington State.
February 28, 2017
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says center Alaina Coates' status is uncertain heading into the final regular-season game against No. 22 Kentucky on Sunday. Coates missed the Gamecocks' 80-64 win at Texas A&M on Thursday night with a sprained right ankle. Coates, a 6-foot-4 senior, leads the Southeastern Conference with 11.2 rebounds.
February 24, 2017
Florida center John Egbunu will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Auburn. Egbunu, a 6-foot-11 redshirt junior from Nigeria, injured his knee in the first half of No. 15 Florida's seventh straight victory Tuesday night. Florida says his recovery time is projected at 10 to 12 months
February 15, 2017
Oklahoma point guard Jordan Woodard is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, effectively ending his college career. Woodard injured the knee during the second half of the Sooner's 80-64 loss at Iowa State. The school announced Woodard's status Sunday in a news release after he underwent tests and evaluations. The 6-foot senior started every game his first three years at Oklahoma, including the Sooners' national semifinal against Villanova last season. He was Oklahoma's leading scorer this season with 14.6 points per game. Woodard ranks 14th in school history with 1,440 points, fourth in assists, fifth in made free throws, seventh in steals, eighth in free throw percentage and eighth in minutes played. The release said Woodard is expected to graduate in the spring.
February 12, 2017
BYU point guard L.J. Rose is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The school said a timeline for his return will be decided after the surgery. Rose has started all 25 games in his first year with the Cougars after transferring from Houston. He leads the team with 4.5 assists per game to go along with 5.5 points and 4.6 rebounds.
February 8, 2017
New Mexico forward Tim Williams is out indefinitely with a left foot injury. Williams has a stress reaction in his foot and is not sure how long he will be out. The senior is New Mexico's second-leading scorer at 17.9 points per game on 58 percent shooting and averaged 7.0 rebounds.
January 31, 2017
Louisville guard Tony Hicks will miss six to eight weeks after breaking his right hand, the second significant backcourt injury the No. 13 Cardinals have suffered in the past two weeks. Junior point guard Quentin Snider has missed Louisville's last three games with a hip injury that created a bigger role for Hicks, a graduate transfer. He broke the fourth metacarpal while fighting for a loose ball in the first half of the Cardinals' 106-51 rout at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night but finished the game with his fingers taped together. An examination on Wednesday revealed the fracture. Hicks had 10 points and 4 assists in his first start for Louisville (17-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). That effort followed his season-high 16 points scored Saturday at No. 6 Florida State.
January 25, 2017