On the verge of breaking into North Carolina’s starting lineup for the first time in his career, Theo Pinson suffered an ill-timed injury. The junior swingman fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during practice earlier this week. It’s unclear how long Pinson will be unable to play because North Carolina has not yet determined a treatment plan for the injury.
If you are a Minnesota Lynx fan — or a fan of fair basketball — you should be pretty peeved at this. In a statement, the WNBA conceded the officiating crew for the fifth and deciding game of the Finals not only blew a crucial call in the final two minutes, but failed to even review it, in effect costing the Lynx their record fourth championship in five years and delivering the Los Angeles Sparks the title. Let’s set the scene: The Lynx and Sparks were knotted at 71-71 when L.A. guard Alana Beard grabbed an offensive rebound with 1:28 remaining.
Davidson senior guard Jack Gibbs is one of the most under-the-radar players in college basketball as he will be among the nation’s leading offensive threats this season if he’s healthy. But health is going to be a question for the 6-foot-1 guard as Gibbs is dealing with a shoulder injury that will sideline him for 2-to-3 weeks, according to head coach Bob McKillop. McKillop told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that tests came back negative for Gibbs and he’s expected to be back for the Wildcats’ season-opener. The injury for Gibbs occurred during Thursday’s Davidson practice. As a junior, Gibbs averaged 23.5 points, 4.9 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game as he became one of the nation’s premier offensive