Moore adds to Villanova injury woes
Villanova Wildcats guard Justin Moore seems set to miss the Big East Tournament quarter-final game on Thursday at Madison Square Garden with an ankle strain.
The sophomore guard sustained the injury on Saturday against Providence, with coach Jay Wright revealing via Twitter on Monday that Moore is likely to be unavailable for the Big East Tournament.
He tweeted: "We're all praying for Justin Moore's recovery. The evaluation is a severe ankle sprain - He will be doubtful for the Big East Tournament."
Moore had taken over starting point guard duties for Saturday's game after star man after Collin Gillespie was sidelined with a season-ending knee injury last week in the victory over Creighton Bluejays, which saw the Wildcats secure the Big East regular season title.
"We are all devastated for Collin," Wright said in a statement following the confirmation of Gillespie's injury. "He is the heart and soul of our program. We know we can't replace him. We all just want to step up and play so that we honor him."
Villanova are the top seed in the Big East and they will face the winner of Wednesday's first-round game between Georgetown and Marquette in the quarter-finals on Thursday.
With Gillespie definitely missing and Moore almost certain to be absent, the Wildcats are likely to use sophomore Chris Arcidiacono at point guard against either the Hoyas or the Golden Eagles.
Villanova are 3000/1 to win the NCAAB Championship 2021 outright, Gonzaga are 4/9 and Michigan can be backed at 100/1.
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