Thursday, April 1, 2010
WVU's Bryant still unable to practice
INDIANAPOLIS -- West Virginia coach Bob Huggins says it's "highly unlikely" point guard Darryl "Truck" Bryant will be able to play Saturday's Final Four game against Duke.
The sophomore had hoped a specially-designed shoe would ease some of the pain in his broken right foot. But in a news conference Thursday, Huggins said he would be shocked if Bryant played.
Bryant broke his foot in practice on March 23 and missed the Mountaineers' next NCAA two tournament games. He flew to Durham, N.C., on Sunday and received a special insert for his shoe from a Duke sports medicine doctor but hasn't been able to practice.
Joe Mazzulla started in Bryant's place in the East Regional final against Kentucky and scored a career-high 17 points in West Virginia's 73-66 victory.