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Duane Gibson    G    Evansville    
Gibson (knee) totaled four points (0-1 FG, 4-4 FT), three assists and two blocks in Sunday's loss to Loyola-Chicago.

Fantasy Analysis

Gibson returned to the court after being sidelined for the past two games from a chronic knee injury he has battled for the better half of this season. The injury has forced the senior guard to alternate between playing and sitting for multiple games at a time dating as far back as December, and it's tough to predict what kind of playing time he may see for the remainder of the season.
Michael Finke    F    Illinois    
Finke (concussion) traveled with the team for Tuesday's game against Michigan State, but is not expected to play, Scott Richey of The News-Gazette reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Coach Brad Underwood expects Finke to miss his fourth straight game since suffering a concussion during practice on Feb. 10. Prior to the injury, Finke had started all 25 games for the Illini this season, averaging 9.6 points and 5.8 boards per game.
Dupree McBrayer    G    Minnesota    
McBrayer (lower leg) will play in Monday's game at Wisconsin, Marcus Fuller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Fantasy Analysis

McBrayer's reinsertion into the starting lineup marks the end of his two-game absence. The junior guard has chipped in 9.5 PPG, 2.3 RPG and 2.5 APG for the Golden Gophers. With McBrayer back, Jamir Harris will fall back to the bench.
Kentrell Barkley    F    East Carolina    
Barkley (suspension) has not been definitively ruled out from returning for Wednesday's game against SMU, Josh Graham of IBX Media reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Coach Michael Perry would not explicitly dismiss the possibility of Barkley returning for Wednesday's game against SMU. The junior forward has missed two consecutive games after being suspended for a violation of team rules on Feb. 14 prior to ECU's contest against Tulane.
Mike Williams    G    Rutgers    
Williams added four points (2-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal in Saturday's loss to Maryland.

Fantasy Analysis

Williams has now appeared in three games since returning from an ankle injury initially feared to be season-ending that he sustained on Jan. 13 in the last 10 minutes of practice. The senior guard logged a season-high 27 minutes against the Terps, and he is averaging more than 20 minutes along with nearly five points per game since returning to action on Feb. 10 against Nebraska.
Bonzie Colson    F    Notre Dame    
Colson (foot) dressed for Monday's game against Miami but is not expected to play, Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Colson's progress has been heavily monitored by the college basketball world since breaking his foot a few months back. An interesting development here is the notion Colson will be back to 100 percent sometime this week. If that hope comes to fruition, look for the Irish standout to make a reappearance on the hardwood sooner than later.
Bryant McIntosh    G    Northwestern    
McIntosh (shoulder) will not play in Monday's game against Maryland, Don Markus of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Fantasy Analysis

McIntosh's absence will mark the consecutive game without him on the court. The Wildcats appeared much less poised during the second half of Saturday's collapse to Michigan State without their primary ball-handler in the lineup. If Jordan Ash is available, he and Isiah Brown are the likely candidates to fill in during McIntosh's absence.
Rodrick Caldwell    G    Bowling Green    
Caldwell provided five points (1-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and one assist in Friday's loss to Buffalo.

Fantasy Analysis

Caldwell has seen limited minutes in his first two games since returning to the court last Tuesday after a wrist injury held him out of last Saturday's contest against Eastern Michigan. The sophomore guard has shot just 2-of-8 from the floor over these two performances, but remained deadly from the free-throw line by hitting 7-of-8.
Tyrik Dixon    G    Middle Tennessee St.    
Dixon is considered to be day-to-day after suffering a concussion during Saturday's game against Louisiana Tech, Erik Bacharach of The Murfreesboro Daily News Journal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The assumed became fact Monday following a more thorough examination of Dixon's symptoms. Per the report, Dixon is still dealing with some headaches but will look to get back in time for Saturday's game against UAB. The team will monitor his progress throughout the week and likely make a decision before Saturday's tip.
Rex Pflueger    G    Notre Dame    
Pflueger (back) will not play in Monday's game against Miami, Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Pflueger sustained the back injury during Saturday's game against Boston College and while it looked like there was going to be a chance he'd play Monday, Notre Dame officials seem headstrong on ensuring a full recovery before he steps back onto the court. The junior guard has provided a strong boost for Fighting Irish all year long contributing 8.6 PPG, 4.1 RPG and 3.2 APG. For the time being, Temple Gibbs and Nikola Djogo should get the job done.
Bonzie Colson    F    Notre Dame    
Colson (foot) has started running on a zero gravity treadmill and is targeting a return against Pittsburgh on Feb. 28, Scott Phillips of NBC Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Colson is roughly six and a half weeks removed from breaking his foot in practice, but appears to be progressing well in his recovery. The hope is that Colson will be able to return for the final week of the regular season, though that will depend on how his foot responds as he continues to ramp up his activity moving forward. For now, Colson expects to sit out for another week or two, with his first shot to play coming Feb. 28 against Pittsburgh or Mar. 3 against Virginia. All that said, don't expect Notre Dame to rush him back if he doesn't feel 100 percent healthy.
Rex Pflueger    G    Notre Dame    
Pflueger is dealing with a back injury and is considered a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with Miami (FL), Tom Noie of the South Bend Tribune reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Flueger reportedly suffered the injury in Saturday's game against Boston College, which limited him to a season-low 20 minutes. He's apparently still dealing with some discomfort and will need to test everything out prior to the game before a decision is made on his availability. Noie also reported that Pflueger wasn't one of the first players out for Monday's pregame shootaround like he usually is, which is certainly concerning for his eventual status tonight. Keep an eye out for more information closer to tip-off.
Bryce Brown    G    Auburn    
Brown was a limited participant in Monday's practice due to a bruised foot, Tom Green of AL.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Brown reportedly aggravated the injury in last week's game against Kentucky, but ended up playing through the ailment in the team's next contest against South Carolina on Saturday. He was clearly hampered by the injury despite playing a full 35-minute workload, however, as he shot just 3-for-16 from the field for 10 points. It sounds like Brown expects to continue to play through it, but he was limited at Monday's practice for precautionary reasons and will ultimately have to see how everything feels over the next few days before being given the go-ahead to take the court. Look for another update on his status prior to Wednesday's matchup with Alabama.
Emmett Naar    G    St. Mary's (CAL)    
Naar, who suffered an ankle injury Saturday against Portland, is expected to play in Thursday's game against Pepperdine, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Naar played a season-low 20 minutes against Portland as a result of the ankle injury, but it doesn't look like it is going to cause the point guard to miss his first game of the regular season. Barring any setbacks over the next couple of days, expect Saint. Mary's to be have their floor leader on the floor Thursday.
Nick Weiler-Babb    G    Iowa State    
Coach Steven Prohm said Monday that Weiler-Babb could be shut down for the rest of the regular season, Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Weill-Babb missed four games at the start of February with a knee injury he suffered against Tennessee, and it looks like there may still be some lingering pain for the point guard. After playing 35-plus minutes in nearly every contest prior to the injury, Weiler-Babb has played only 22 minutes in each of the last two games. So, rather than forcing the point guard to play through the injury in these final four games, the Cyclones could elect to take a precautionary route with their floor leader.