User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Butler F Jones out for season due to wrist

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) - Butler's turbulent offseason isn't showing any signs of slowing down.

Advertisement
On Friday, the school announced that forward Roosevelt Jones would miss the entire 2013-14 season because of a wrist injury he sustained during a fall in the first game of Butler's recent four-game Australian tour. He was re-examined after the Bulldogs came back to Indianapolis.

The 6-foot-4 junior was the Bulldogs' top returning scorer and rebounder and was perhaps best known for making an improbable buzzer-beating shot to upset No. 8 Gonzaga in January.

``Roosevelt suffered an injury that resulted in ligament damage to his left wrist, and he'll undergo season-ending surgery,'' Butler trainer Ryan Galloy said in a statement released by the school. ``His prognosis is good and he's expected to make a full recovery for next season.''

It's yet another blow for a program that lost head coach Brad Stevens to the Boston Celtics in July, top assistant Mathew Graves to South Alabama in the spring, four seniors including center Andrew Smith and shooting guard Rotnei Clarke to graduation.

The Bulldogs' play-by-play announcer left for a job at Georgia Tech. And its retired mascot, Blue II, suffers from Cushings Disease and heart disease and may only live a few more months.

Butler also is leaving the Atlantic 10 and joining the Big East - its third conference affiliation in three years.

But Jones was expected to be one of the key cogs in Brandon Miller's first season as head coach. A year ago, Jones averaged 10.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and had a team-high 3.5 assists as the Bulldogs went 27-9. He was the only Butler player to start all 36 games and has started 67 consecutive games, 31 as a true freshman.

The Bulldogs are likely to redshirt Jones, who would still have two years of eligibility remaining.

``First and foremost, our thoughts are with Roosevelt,'' Miller said. ``He has worked very hard to position himself to have a terrific junior hear. ... Despite not playing, Roosevelt will continue to have an impact in leading this team as we move forward.''

Senior Khyle Marshall, junior Alex Barlow and sophomore Kellen Dunham will try to lead the young Bulldogs. They combined for 81 starts last season.

But replacing Jones won't be easy.

In addition to his offensive strengths, Jones was selected to the Atlantic 10's all_defensive team last year and on the Horizon League's all-newcomer team in 2011.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Schwab: Monday's Tip Sheet
Metu, USC holds off Colorado 71-68
Indiana takes down Rutgers 76-57
Northwestern roll to easy win over Iowa
Georgia Tech tops NC State, 86-76
OSU beats Michigan State, 72-67
Cincinnati stifles East Carolina, 55-46
Alabama AD Battle plans to step down
KU set for No. 1 following Baylor loss
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAA BK College Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAA BK Hot Streaks
9-3 L12 Guarantees, +2,838 TY
10-4 L14 Picks, 6-2 L8 G-Plays
9-2 Totals, 5-2 G-Plays, +2,694 TY
28-12 L40 G-Plays, +1,480 TY
8-2 L10 G-Plays, 10-4 This Month
8-1 L9 Guarantees, 4-1 L5 Totals
5-1 Record Last 3 Days
12-4 L16, 29-13 L42 CBK Picks
3 Wins in a Row, 16-8 L24
6-2 L8 Picks, 3-0 L3 Totals
5-1 Guaranteed Play Run
20-11 L31 Picks, 9-4 L13 G-Plays
5-2 L2 Days, 9-4 L13 Guarantees
16-8 L24 Guaranteed Plays
3-0 Saturday, 8-3 L11 Picks
NCAA BK College Basketball Expert Sports Picks - Creighton Blue Jays at Xavier Musketeers
2016 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 2838
Bruce Marshall + 2694
Bill Marzano + 1480
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 790
Scott Rickenbach + 472
Kevin Rogers + 443
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Michael Black 67 %
Brian Edwards 61 %
Zack Cimini 59 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bill Marzano + 1377
Kyle Hunter + 1040
NeiltheGreek + 826
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 1866
Kyle Hunter + 750
The Gold Sheet + 734
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 1898
Kyle Hunter + 1259
Kevin Rogers + 989
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership