Ducas injures back in Saint Mary’s loss to UConn

ALBANY, N.Y– Saint Mary’s senior forward Alex Ducas was knocked out of Gaels’ second-round NCAA tournament game against UConn on Sunday with a first-half back injury.The Australian needed to be assisted off the court with 4:52 left in the half after decreasing far from the play. He was basing on the sideline opposite the Huskies’ bench when he grabbed his lower back and slowly decreased to the court at MVP Arena.Saint Mary’s fitness instructors took care of him and he gingerly

walked off the court with people supporting him. He went straight to the locker room and returned to the Gaels’ bench in the 2nd half however it was clear he was not able to play. He might not stand up straight and gingerly decreased himself when sitting.Editor’s Picks 1 Associated”His back just kind of slipped out of location,”Saint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett stated.”It’s not the first time it’s occurred.

He ‘d succeeded all season, and he was really beginning to play his best basketball. It’s simply among those offers. He didn’t get hit or anything. He simply– I do not know. In some cases things like that happen. “Without its third-leading scorer and against a deep and skilled UConn team, Saint Mary’s lost 70-55. Ducas had actually scored 8 points in the opening 15 minutes. He was available in averaging 12.6 points and 4.4 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Gaels of the West Coast


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