Miami key reserve to miss Marquette game; line moves

Mar 27, 2013 |
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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