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Josh Hart is sick, but will play vs. Providence

The sophomore wing has been in fine form and would be a huge loss.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (Wednesday, 10:00am): Jay Wright has confirmed to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein that Josh Hart will play tonight vs. Providence.

Per a tweet from Comcast SportNet's Neal Slotkin this afternoon, Villanova may be without sophomore wing Josh Hart on Wednesday night when they take on Providence in a crucial Big East game.

Hart, typically the first man off the bench for Villanova, is tied for the second-leading scorer at 10.0 points per game while also hauling in 4.5 rebounds per game (third-best on the team). Hart's biggest improvement has come on his outside shot, where he is currently pacing Villanova with a season-average of 42.6%.

Providence and Villanova have yet to play this season, and the Friars are currently two games back of Villanova in the conference standings. Ed Cooley is set to make his return to the sideline following a health scare over the weekend.