Duke took care of North Dakota State on Friday night without the services of junior forward Jack White, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury. It looks like the Blue Devils might not be getting him back for their next game either.
Saturday, head coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters that while White practiced with the team, he likely won't play Sunday. White injured his hamstring against Florida State in the ACC title game last week.
The loss of White clearly wasn't a huge deal against North Dakota State and it might not be against UCF, but if the Blue Devils want to win the national title, they're going to need to have him back healthy.
On the season, White averages 4.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. He's a solid inside presence.
White is apparently going to see how he feels during warmups. Coach K doesn't seem confident.
Duke, if it wins, will take on the winner of Virginia Tech vs. Liberty. The Blue Devils are the overall 1-seed and the favorite to cut down the nets in April.