Pitt's Gray may not play vs. Hoyas
Thu, Feb 22, 2007
By Covers.com staff
The Pittsburgh Panthers may not have their most important player for the biggest game of their Big East schedule.
Center Aaron Gray, who leads the team in points, rebounds and blocks, is considered day-to-day because of sprained right ankle suffered in action against the Washington Huskies on Saturday. The injured ankle prevented Gray from playing Monday against the Seton Hall Pirates. Pitt won 71-68, but failed to cover the 7-point spread.
The Pathers play the Georgetown Hoyas this Saturday in a battle for first place in the Big East. Oddsmakers have not yet released a line for the game.
"The swelling didn't go down that much," Panthers coach Jamie Dixon told ESPN's Andy Katz on Tuesday. "They were still telling me Sunday he (Gray) would play Monday but I wasn't so sure. I am worried about Saturday."
Gray has rested the ankle this week, but he is expected to try to practice on Friday. The game against Seton Hall was the first Gray missed in his two years as Pitt's starting center. The Wooden Award candidate is averaging 14.5 points and 10 rebounds in 27 games this season.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
This may not be the most reputable source in the world, but bookies tend to be good at gathering intel. The word is that Gray won't even practice until tomorrow and Dixon is worried that he may not play. This could just be Coach Dixon playing some mind games, but who knows.