---The season ending broken foot injury to point guard Darryl "Truck" Bryant is the latest in a series of bad timing injuries for players coached by Bob Huggins at West Virginia and Cincinnati.
In 1993 at Cincinnati, guard A.D. Jackson suffered a knee injury and the Bearcats lost to North Carolina in the Elite Eight. In 1996, point guard Keith Legree also fell victim to a knee injury and Cincinnati lost to Mississippi State in the Elite Eight. The Bearcats were favored to win the national championship in 2000 when Kenyon Martin broke his leg in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament. Cincy lost to Tulsa in the second round.
Bryant first complained of pain in the foot during the Mountaineers' victory over Missouri in the second round last week at HSBC Arena. Then during practice on Wednesday which assistant coach Larry Harrison called, "one of the best of the season," Bryant was backpeddling when he fell to the floor in pain.
So if Huggins wants to advance to his first Final Four since 1992 he must do so, once again, without one of his key players.
---Toward the end of practice today, Cornell's players were shooting three-pointers from just beyond halfcourt with two seconds left on the clock. At one point they hit three in a row.
---Kentucky just took the floor to practice and were booed loudly. There are a couple of Syracuse fans here in the Dome.