Nova unlikely to have Moore for Large East tourney

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Villanova guard Justin Moore is uncertain for the Large East event after struggling a extreme ankle sprain over the weekend, coach Jay Wright introduced on Twitter on Monday.Moore went down within the first half of Saturday’s loss to Windfall and wanted to be helped off the court docket. He ultimately went to the locker room and was dominated out for the sport.The 6-foot-Four sophomore has been a dependable scorer for Villanova the final two seasons, averaging 11.three factors as a freshman and 12.7 factors this season. He is additionally averaging 4.three rebounds and three.zero assists this season.Moore’s harm exacerbates Villanova’s backcourt woes coming into the postseason. Place to begin guard Collin Gillespie was misplaced for the season after struggling a torn ACL towards Creighton on Wednesday. Gillespie was one in all 5 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given yearly to the nation’s finest level guard. He began for the Wildcats the final three years after coming off the bench for Villanova’s 2018 nationwide championship group as a freshman.After Gillespie went down along with his harm towards Creighton, Moore stepped into the purpose guard function and completed with 24 factors, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.With each Gillespie and Moore out, search for Wright to rely extra closely on Bryan Antoine and Brandon Slater on the perimeter. Chris Arcidiacono, the youthful brother of former Villanova star Ryan, additionally performed 25 minutes towards Windfall on Saturday after enjoying simply 17 whole minutes all season coming into the sport.High-seeded Villanova, No. 14 on this week’s AP ballot, will play the winner of Georgetown-Marquette within the quarterfinals of the Large East event.

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