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.