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Fantasy AnalysisBattle still played 29 minutes in the contest, but exited mid-way through the second half as his back began to stiffen after taking a tough fall earlier in the game. The sophomore guard was 4-for-14 from the field with eight points prior to exiting. Battle is likely to be day-to-day at this point, and will hope to be back for Saturday's matchup against Maryland.
Fantasy AnalysisCoach Tom Izzo gave Bridges a "30 percent chance" to play in Thursday's game, and the team is unlikely to take any unnecessary chances. It would be surprising to see Bridges play Thursday at this point, especially considering the Spartans have a week off before playing Notre Dame next week, and that extra week of rest could be huge with Big Ten Conference play just around the corner.
Fantasy AnalysisLohaus is still looking to make his first appearance of the season, but will have to wait at least until next week's game against UNLV. The junior guard should still be considered day-to-day at this point.
Fantasy AnalysisCoach Ben Howland indicated post-game Monday that he did not expect Stapleton to play Wednesday, which was confirmed when he was present at the team's pregame shootaround in street clothes. Aric Holman should see increased minutes as Stapleton will hope to return against Jacksonville State on Sunday.
Fantasy AnalysisJames exited Tuesday's game after being hit in the mouth and ended up receiving some stitches, but coach Allen Edwards had indicated post-game he should play Wednesday, which apparently won't hold true. Hunter Maldonado and Alexander Aka Gorski are likely to see a bump in minutes in James' absence, who should be available for Sunday's game against New Mexico Highlands.
Fantasy AnalysisThis isn't necessarily a new development for Melton, who remains sidelined indefinitely while the school awaits the results of an FBI investigation into potential recruiting violations. While Melton is unavailable, look for sophomore Jonah Mathews (8.0 PPG, 3.3 RPG) to continue seeing starter's minutes.
Fantasy AnalysisWalker hasn't started a game all year, so this isn't necessarily out of the ordinary for the Miami freshman. He did, however, suffer a twisted ankle in his last game, the severity of which is unclear. The highly-touted guard remains a risky fantasy play until he starts showing more steady contributions.
Fantasy AnalysisCook helped the Hawkeyes end a lackluster Cayman Islands Classic on a high note, as the sophomore put up the highest single-game scoring total of his career. He and Luke Garza form a formidable starting frontcourt duo along with Cordell Pemsl off the bench. The team also has the forthcoming return of Nic Baer (finger) to look forward to, so expect them to start performing better than their 4-2 record indicates.
Fantasy AnalysisSimpson started the first four games of the year for Michigan, but was limited to just 10 minutes Monday against LSU, and came off the bench Tuesday against Chaminade. He'll concede the starting job again Wednesday, giving way to freshman Eli Brooks for the second straight outing.
Fantasy AnalysisBrooks came off the bench in the first four games of the season, but averaged less than 10 minutes per contest over that span. He got the start Tuesday, however, producing five points, two assists and two rebounds across 21 minutes. He'll once again get the nod over Xavier Simpson for the Maui Invitational showdown.
Fantasy AnalysisBohannon simply wasn't going to allow the Hawkeyes to succumb to their third straight defeat in the Cayman Islands Classic. He had his best shooting day of the season, showing he's more than capable of converting three-pointers in bunches. In his freshman year, he attempted more than six three-pointers per game and converted them at a rate of 41.6 percent.
Fantasy AnalysisCofer hasn't been a consistent starter for the Seminoles since his freshman campaign, but has been in the starting five for all four games this season. Tuesday was the best statistical performance of the year by far for the senior, who's on track to end his collegiate career on a high note with statistical bests in most major categories.
Fantasy AnalysisJenkins only appeared in 20 games as a freshman, but has started all five games in his sophomore year. He's getting many more opportunities to shoot this time around, and has been particularly successful from three-point range, where he converts at a rate of 41.4 percent. Covering the losses of Jordan Burgess and Mo Alie-Cox is no easy ask, but Jenkins has done so admirably to this point.
Fantasy AnalysisThere hasn't been much news regarding Baer's recovery -- only that he has missed the team's first six games due to the broken finger. The next few days will mark the early end of his original 3-to-4 week timetable, so the earliest possible date he could return would be next Tuesday against Virginia Tech. The Hawkeyes have struggled in the starting forward's absence, losing back-to-back games in the Cayman Islands Classic before prevailing against UAB on Wednesday.
Fantasy AnalysisThe details behind Moore's infractions have not been revealed, but it appears he will be absent both Wednesday and Friday as a result. The sophomore guard hasn't started either of the first two games of 2017, but has played 20-plus minutes in both of the contests. His absence shouldn't have a large impact from a fantasy standpoint, but his absent minutes will likely be covered by a combo of Abdoulaye Gueye, Curtis Haywood and Evan Cole.