Tigers' top scorer nursing sprained ankle

Updated: March 19, 2007, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis' leading scorer, did not practice because of a sprained left ankle Monday as the Tigers prepared for the NCAA tournament regional semifinals against Texas A&M.

"The kid says he's going to play, but you never know," Memphis coach John Calipari said in a conference call with reporters.

Douglas-Roberts went down in pain with about eight minutes to play in the Tigers' 78-62 victory over Nevada in New Orleans on Sunday.

Memphis athletic spokesman Bob Winn said Monday that Douglas-Roberts' ankle would be re-evaluated each day.

"He's got three days to try to get well," Winn said.

Calipari said he was unsure if the injury would keep Douglas-Roberts on the sidelines Thursday night in San Antonio.

"You can't play in a game like this at 75 percent, 80 percent. And especially the way we play them," he said. "If you're breaking down defensively or you're not able to stay up with the pace of the game, it's just you've got to sit back and let these other guys go."

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