Drake guard Gary Ricks Jr. to miss rest of season with foot injury
Drake senior guard Gary Ricks Jr. is out the entire season after fracturing a bone in his left foot.
Ricks, a 6-foot-1 guard, had been the perfect complement to big-time scorer Richard Carter. Ricks was the team’s second-leading scorer (12.3 ppg), leading assist man (3.6 apg), best 3-point shooter (45 percent) – and also contributed on the glass, averaging 3.8 rebounds per game.
Ray Giacoletti and the Bulldogs will sorely miss him, as Ricks had been one of the breakout players of the Missouri Valley Conference. He went for 25 points, five rebounds and five assists against Fresno State in an impressive road win at the end of November.
Drake is 6-2 so far, with four non-league games remaining. With Ricks, the Bulldogs could have pushed for a top-half finish in the Valley. Without him, Giacoletti will need role players to step up.
Neither the Bearcats nor the Bruins have a top-60 KenPom win, but that will change Saturda...
Northern Colorado will be on probation through 2020 due to academic and recruiting violati...
You might not see a projected NCAA Tournament bracket quite like this one anytime soon
The Wildcats, once written off after a three game skid, appear poised to enter Pac-12 play...
The Ducks are riding a three game winning streak yet are slight underdogs against the Bulldogs...
The Hurricanes are one of only a handful of unbeaten teams left in college hoops