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KU’s Brannen Greene likely out vs. Villanova because of back injury

Kansas Jayhawks guard Brannen Greene did not suit up for Thursday’s game against Maryland
Kansas Jayhawks guard Brannen Greene did not suit up for Thursday’s game against Maryland rsugg@kcstar.com

Kansas guard Brannen Greene is unlikely to play Saturday against Villanova because of a back injury, Bill Self confirmed. Greene didn’t play in the Jayhawks’ Sweet 16 triumph over Maryland.

“I’ve suspected that he wouldn’t be very effective for a while,” Self said Friday.

Self recalled a play in the second-round victory over Connecticut when a rebound came to the player Greene was assigned to guard and Greene just grabbed him.

“He said, ‘Coach, I had to, I can’t move,’” Self said. “We’ll check him out again but I don’t think that he’ll be available to us.”

Greene, a reserve, averages 5.4 points and shoots 49.2 percent on three-pointers.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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