Okafor is still day-to-day

Updated: March 11, 2004, 9:20 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

A stress fracture in Emeka Okafor's lower back is the cause of recurring back spasms and will keep the Connecticut center out of Thursday night's Big East quarterfinal game against Notre Dame.

Dr. Jeff Anderson, the Huskies' director of sports medicine, told ESPN.com Thursday that Okfor could have played if he could withstand the pain. The injury also isn't expected to cause any permanent damage to the junior center's back, Anderson said.

Okafor, the Big East player of the year ...

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