Auburn’s Chuma Okeke Has A Torn ACL
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Mar 31, 2019,
Mar 31, 2019, 2:00
Kentucky's P.J. Washington, who did not play in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament due to a sprained foot, returned on Friday night to provide the Wildcats with a boost on both ends of the floor against Houston.
After another defensive stand by UK, Herro, a freshman wing, sank two free throws with 13 seconds remaining to clinch a 62-58 win over third-seeded Houston at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Led by Armoni Brooks with 20 points, the Courgars also got 14 from Corey Davis Jr., and 10 from Galen Robinson Jr. Brown leads Auburn in scoring with 15.8 points per game while Okeke leads the Tigers on the glass with 6.8 rebounds per game and Harper leads Auburn in assists with 5.8 assists per game this season.
Zion Williamson scored 23 points and Tre Jones hit five 3-point baskets on the way to 22 points as Duke beat Virginia Tech in a wild NCAA Tournament semifinal in Washington, D.C. The Blue Devils next face second-seeded Michigan State.
The Tigers won't have much time to adjust, with a showdown against the second-seeded Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday.
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Wildcats coach John Calipari had said Thursday that he would be "stunned" if Washington played more than 15-18 minutes, if he played at all. Four consecutive free throws gave the Wildcats the lead with just over two minutes left.
Kentucky (30-6) opened the second half with a bucket for its largest lead of the game, 39-26, but the Cougars (33-4) chipped away, eventually tying the score at 49-all with 4:24 left. "Kind of started hurting in the second half, but I have to tough through it". His status was a mystery right up until the first media timeout, when he entered to a standing ovation from Solid Blue fans behind the Kentucky bench.
Kentucky: The Wildcats look formidable now that Washington is back.
Chuma Okeke's sophomore season is over.