Update 10:55 a.m. Johnson is listed as OUT for the Musketeers today.
Xavier guard Nate Johnson will miss his second straight game today at UConn, per Travis Steele. Still dealing with that knee injury he suffered eight days ago against the Huskies.— Adam Baum (@AdamJBaum) February 19, 2022
The Xavier Musketeers will hit the road to face the No. 24 UConn Huskies on Saturday and guard Nate Johnson is listed as a game-time decision for the matchup with a bruised knee. He suffered the injury during the team’s 74-68 victory over this same UConn team last Friday and was absent during their 86-73 loss to St. John’s on Wednesday.
The Musketeers have had a rough patch in Big East play over the past two weeks and could surely use their veteran guard to help right the ship. The fifth-year senior out of Miami had started in all 24 games prior to the injury, averaging 9.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. Xavier head coach Travis Steele said earlier in the week that he’s hopeful that Johnson will be able to suit up in this matchup.
Right now at DraftKings Sportsbook, the Musketeers are listed as a 6.5-point underdogs, which is also where the line opened. The total sits at 140.