It’s Thursday of conference championship week. This is when the sport’s big boys start coming to play and when the pressure really ratchets up for teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Injuries will be a factor for teams in each category today.
We take a look at some of the players that are questionable for action on Thursday, March 10 in some key major-conference matchups.
Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Baylor
Baylor: LJ Cryer, game-time decision (foot)
Update 6:10 p.m. Cryer is out for the Bears.
Syracuse vs. No. 7 Duke
Syracuse: John Bol Ajak, questionable (leg/knee); Buddy Boeheim, out (suspension)
St. John’s: O’Mar Stanley, questionable (lower leg)
Butler: Jair Bolden, out (back/ankle)
Providence: Al Durham, probable (sports hernia)
Washington State: Mouhammed Gueye, questionable (ankle)
Texas Tech: Kevin McCullar, probable (ankle)
Update 9:25 p.m. McCullar will play but not start
Seton Hall: Kadary Richmond, questionable (thumb); Bryce Aiken, out (concussion)
UConn: Jordan Hawkins, out (concussion protocol); Tyler Polley, questionable (illness)
Washington vs. No. 21 USC
USC: Isaiah White, game-time decision (wrist)
Iowa: Patrick McCaffery, game-time decision (illness/hip)
Update 12:45 p.m. McCaffery is good to go
Iowa's Patrick McCaffery (hip/NON covid illness) will play in today's Big Ten Tournament game against Northwestern, per a school spokesman. DNP on Sunday against Illinois.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 10, 2022
Averages 10.5 PPG and 3.8 RPG.
Penn State vs. Ohio State
Ohio State: Kyle Young, out (non-COVID illness); Meechie Johnson, probable (ankle); Zed Key, game-time decision (ankle)
Oregon: Will Richardson, out (non-COVID illness)
Indiana: Khristian Lander, questionable (leg); Trey Galloway, questionable (groin)
Michigan: Hunter Dickinson, game-time decision (stomach illness)
Texas A&M: Marcus Williams, out (personal)
Mississippi State: Rocket Watts, out (elbow)
Notre Dame: Robby Carmody, out (knee)
Alabama vs. Vanderbilt
Alabama: Jusaun Holt, probable (undisclosed)
San Diego State: Aguek Arop, game-time decision (undisclosed); Tahirou Diabate, game-time decision (ribs)