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Justin Moore sustains ankle sprain.

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Sophomore guard is doubtful for the BIG EAST Tournament

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 28 Villanova at Butler Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Additional bad news hit Villanova Basketball fans on Monday as the program announced that sophomore guard Justin Moore sustained a “severe ankle sprain” during last weekend’s loss against Providence.

In an announcement via head coach Jay Wright’s twitter account, the 6’4” Maryland native is doubtful for the Wildcats’ games this week in the BIG EAST Tournament.

Moore has been averaging, 12.7 points, 4.3 boards, and 3 assists per game for ‘Nova this season as he has been shooting 43.4% from the field. The ‘Cats were expecting Moore to step up and pick up some of the available ball-handling minutes available due to senior point guard Collin Gillespie’s torn MCL. Those minutes will likely head to Caleb Daniels and possibly Chris Arcidiacono as Villanova heads to Madison Square Garden.

Villanova next returns to action on Thursday in the Quarterfinals of the 2021 BIG EAST Tournament when the top-seeded Wildcats will play the winner of the 8/9 game between Georgetown and Marquette. Tip time is set for 12p ET and will be broadcast on FS1.