Injured Houston Stars Update Status For Saturday’s NCAA Tournament Game

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By Mitchell Forde After a dominant regular season, the Houston Cougars entered the NCAA Tournament as the betting favorite to win it all. But it didn’t take long for adversity to strike. Houston’s leading scorer, Marcus Sasser, injured his groin during last week’s AAC Tournament and played just 14 minutes as the 1-seed Cougars struggled to get past 16-seed Northern Kentucky on Thursday. To make matters worse, head coach Kelvin Sampson revealed after the game that Sasser’s running mate in the backcourt, Jamal Shead, is dealing with a knee injury. The news, understandably, made Houston fans and …

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