The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are currently in the class of the ACC and are trying to pull away from the rest of the pack before a big matchup with North Carolina in just over a week. They play the Syracuse Orange on Thursday and they may be without a big player on the court for that game.
During Saturday’s win over Boston College, star point guard Demetrius Jackson suffered a hamstring injury and has been listed as day-to-day. However, head coach Mike Brey spoke with NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk and made it seem like they have already ruled him out of the game.
“I just want to make sure we get him healed up,” Brey said. “Don’t want to bring him back too quick. We’ve got to be really, really careful with this. You’re just not thinking he’s going to be available for Thursday.”
“We’re preparing like we will not have him,” Brey added.
So far, Jackson has averaged 17.6 points and 5.3 assists per game. Both of those stats lead the Fighting Irish, so losing him may be a big blow for the Irish on Thursday.
The Irish, 14-5 and 5-2 in the ACC, take on the 13-8 Orange on Thursday with the game to air on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. EST.
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