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Duke guard Matt Jones (ankle) won't play vs. Louisville

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Greenberg on Matt Jones' injury: 'Huge loss' for Duke (1:35)

Seth Greenberg joins Mike & Mike to explain how significant the loss of guard Matt Jones to a bad ankle sprain will be for Duke moving forward. (1:35)

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke guard Matt Jones will miss the Blue Devils' game at No. 18 Louisville on Saturday with a sprained left ankle.

Team spokesman Cory Walton said Friday that X-rays performed on Jones' ankle showed no fractures, and an MRI confirmed the injury was a sprain.

Jones was hurt in the first half of the 20th-ranked Blue Devils' 74-73 victory over No. 5 North Carolina on Wednesday. He landed awkwardly after a shot, had to be helped off the court by two teammates and spent the second half on crutches.

Jones' injury leaves already-thin Duke (20-6, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) with just three healthy guards on scholarship. He started each of the team's first 26 games, averages 11.2 points and has made a team-best 59 3-pointers.