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Butler's Howard will be a 'game-time decision'

Posted on: April 4, 2010 12:18 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2010 12:39 pm

INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler forward Matt Howard won't practice Sunday and will be a "game-time decision" for Monday's national title game against Duke, according to coach Brad Stevens.

Howard banged his head on the court in Saturday night's win over Michigan State and might have suffered a concussion, though Stevens was hesitant to describe it that way. "It's just enough that he won't practice today," Stevens said Sunday afternoon. Howard did not attend any of Sunday's media responsibilities here at Lucas Oil Stadium. Butler officials said he was at the hotel and would remain there.

Howard is averaging 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

In another development, Butler guard Shelvin Mack said he will play against Duke.

Mack missed some of Saturday's game with cramps.

"I'll be ready to go," Mack said.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2010 3:51 pm

Butler's Howard will be a 'game-time decision'

And the injuries wil continue to multiply once the tournament expands to 90+ teams next year . . .

Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2010 3:01 pm

Butler's Howard will be a 'game-time decision'

ok iam agree...two teams must be complete.....this have been a tournament with too many injuries

Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2010 2:33 pm

Butler's Howard will be a 'game-time decision'

I am a die hard Duke Fan and just wanted to say that I hope that all of the Butler players are healthy and ready to go on Monday. It's a shame what happend to WV's Butler on Saturday hurting his knee and I hope he recovers quickly. I never want to see any of these kids get hurt and that was something I wished would not have happened. I will be routing for my Dukies to win of course on Monday. I just am hoping that the game is a well played with no injuries and the outcome is not effected by the officals. Good luck Butler, but go DUKE!!!!

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