The Rhode Island basketball program has received some great news ahead of today’s meeting with the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off championship game.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported on Saturday morning that junior guard Jarvis Garrett has been cleared to play this afternoon.
The news comes after Garrett left Saturday’s game on a stretcher with a neck injury. Garrett took a hard fall under the hoop when his head came crashing down into the knee of a cameraman.
The news means the Rams will be at full strength when they take the court against Duke, which will be without Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden.
Garrett is averaging 5.8 points and 4.3 assists per game for Rhode Island, so his presence on the court will be felt.
Rhode Island currently sits as the No. 23 team in the nation with a 4-0 record, while Duke is off to a 3-1 start this college basketball season.
Tip-off between the Blue Devils and Rams is set for 1 p.m. ET at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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