Miami key reserve to miss Marquette game; line moves

The Miami Hurricanes will be without senior center and key reserve Reggie Johnson for the Sweet 16 game against Marquette on Thursday and the potential Elite Eight game on Saturday.

UM released a statement saying that Johnson sustained a "lower extremity injury" in the third round game against Illinois. Two sources said he underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday according to The Miami Herald.

The 6-foot-10, 292-pound Johnson averages 6.7 points and 7 rebounds a game in 21.3 minutes off the bench. He missed eight games earlier in the season and played only three minutes against North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament final.

Miami opened as a 5.5-point favorite but was bet down to -5 yesterday. The total is 127. A linesmaker at CarbonSports told Covers he expects the line to close at -6 or more, but that was before the latest injury news.

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Posted by mikeyv31
4 years ago

He has been a turnover machine since returning from the thumb but still going to miss the depth

Posted by stats1
4 years ago

wont hurt the hurricanes he had been playing on 1 leg the last 5 games and it didn't slow them down in the acc tour. or the 1st 2 rounds of the tour. he tweaked it sun. against ill. coach and him made a decision it would b better to have him at 100% in the final four... there offense will b better and faster on defense it will hurt a little with him clogging the lanes!!! miami -4.5 on thur. is the play for sure....
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