Not a good week to be a Cal basketball fan. Tyrone Wallace is in deep danger of missing the NCAA Tournament. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports has the story:
California starting guard Tyrone Wallace has suffered a fractured bone in his right hand, multiple sources told The Vertical.
Wallace will undergo further evaluations on his non-shooting hand before Cal's NCAA tournament opener against Hawaii on Friday, sources said, but his status for the tournament has been placed in jeopardy.
He sustained the injury during practice Wednesday, sources said.
This is the second time this season Wallace has suffered a hand injury; Wallace's first injury came back in February, when he missed about four weeks with a broken bone in the same hand.
If Wallace were to go out, you'd imagine Sam Singer would start in Wallace's place. Cal went 3-2 without Wallace, which included wins over Arizona, ASU and Stanford and losses to Utah and Colorado. Cal will probably not lengthen their bench too much; the Bears played a seven to eight man rotation for the most part without Wallace, with Stephen Domingo and Roger Moute a Bidias finding their way into the lineup depending on the matchups.
UPDATE: Cal has confirmed the Wallace injury. Sort of. Cal has not confirmed whether he is out.
Statement from @Calmensbball says PG Tyrone Wallace injured hand in practice, being evaluated. Did not confirm he broke his hand.— Jeff Faraudo (@JeffFaraudo) March 17, 2016