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Cincinnati's Justin Jackson (ankle) will start at Louisville

Justin Jackson winces in pain after injuring his ankle Sunday against Temple.   (USATSI)
Justin Jackson winces in pain after injuring his ankle Sunday. (USATSI)

Cincinnati forward Justin Jackson, who injured his ankle in Saturday's win at Temple, will play Thursday night when the 13th-ranked Bearcats visit 12th-ranked Louisville, coach Mick Cronin told on Thursday morning.

"He will start," Cronin said.

Jackson is averaging 11.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game.

Cincinnati (19-2, 8-0) and Louisville (17-3, 6-1) are first and second in the American.

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