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Fantasy AnalysisGibson 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.
Fantasy AnalysisCoach 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.
Fantasy AnalysisMcBrayer'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.
Fantasy AnalysisCoach 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.
Fantasy AnalysisWilliams 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.
Fantasy AnalysisColson'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.
Fantasy AnalysisMcIntosh'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.
Fantasy AnalysisCaldwell 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.
Fantasy AnalysisThe 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.
Fantasy AnalysisPflueger 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.
Fantasy AnalysisColson 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.
Fantasy AnalysisFlueger 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.
Fantasy AnalysisBrown 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.
Fantasy AnalysisNaar 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.
Fantasy AnalysisWeill-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.