Okafor remains day-to-day

Updated: March 12, 2004, 9:56 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Emeka Okafor's stress fracture will keep him sidelined for Friday night's Big East semifinal against Villanova.

ESPN.com reported Thursday that the stress fracture in Okafor's lower back is the cause of his recurring back spasms. Okafor missed Thursday night's quarterfinal win over 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 ...

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