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Freshman Forward Malik Fitts “Day-to-Day” with Ankle Injury

The hits just keep coming for the men’s basketball team. Fortunately this one doesn’t look too serious.

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It’s been an awful season for the USF men’s basketball team, with the suspension then transfer of starting point guard Jahmal McMurray, the firing of head coach Orlando Antigua in early January, and a pending NCAA investigation. Now the Bulls may have taken another shot to the chin with the injury of freshman forward Malik Fitts.

Fitts injured his ankle in practice yesterday and was seen in a walking boot. When asked for confirmation, USF said that the boot was just a “precaution” and that the forward is “day-to-day.” Let’s hope the injury isn’t that serious - the Bulls cannot afford to lose anymore bodies this year.

In his first year with the Bulls, Fitts has been a ray of sunshine in an otherwise dreadful season, averaging 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. While he’s only shooting 41.6% from the field, he is hitting 37.2% of his three-point attempts, good for second behind fellow freshman Michael Bibby (37.7%).

The Bulls host Tulsa tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at the Sun Dome, where they will look to snap a six-game losing streak. The game will be televised on ESPNEWS.

Get better soon Fitts. Please