Second-ranked Louisville must fill a big hole in the middle of the lineup. Junior center Gorgui Dieng is out indefinitely due to broken scaphoid bone in his left wrist, the school announced Sunday night. He will see a hand specialist Monday. Dieng was hurt early in the Cardinals' 84-61 win over No. 13 Missouri on Friday in the Bahamas, though he continued to play throughout the game. He sat out Saturday, and Louisville (5-1) lost 76-71 to No. 5 Duke in the title game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. Zach Price and Stephan Van Treese filled in for Dieng against the Blue Devils, and they combined for 12 points and 11 rebounds. "We had a very big injury on our basketball team, but it didn't affect us at all because of the play of Stephan Van Treese and Zach Price," coach Rick Pitino said following the game, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. "We may not have had as many blocked shots as we would have had if Gorgui was there, but these guys stepped up and did a tremendous job." Dieng, 22, established a school single-season record with 128 blocked shots as a sophomore. His average of 3.2 blocks per game topped the Big East and ranked eighth in the nation. A preseason All-Big East player, Dieng is averaging 8.2 points, 8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game this season.
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