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Tuesday / April 16.
  • Marquette’s Tyler Kolek suffers oblique strain in rout of Providence

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Tyler Kolek suffered an oblique strain in No. 5 Marquette’s rout of Providence.

    The reigning Big East Player of the Year suffered the injury in the second half and checked himself out. He finished with 12 points and 6 assists in the 91-69 win.

    “He had a pain on his side that he said he felt after he made a pass, he kind of twisted awkwardly,” Marquette coach Shaka Smart told Bill Raftery on FS1 .”We’ll have to get that checked out. Obviously, he’s our guy. But I thought our guys did a good job when he went out and just continued to respond and fight.”

    Kolek also had to be stitched up near his right eye in the first half after sustaining a cut that led to blood streaming down his face.

    Marquette (22-6, 13-4 Big East) is in second place in the Big East and is a projected No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

    Their final three games are very tough: at No. 12 Creighton, home for No. 3 UConn and at Xavier.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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