Wendell Moore Jr. gives injury update prior to Duke-Michigan State game
Duke star Wendell Moore Jr. told reporters on Saturday that he’s “feeling a lot better” after suffering a minor injury on Friday.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski characterized the injury as a hip issue after Duke’s win over Cal State Fullerton. Moore slipped awkwardly on the hardwood multiple times in the second half of the game.
OK, back to Duke.
Wendell Moore Jr. says he's "feeling a lot better" after injuring his hip yesterday against Cal-State Fullerton.
— Brendan Marks (@BrendanRMarks) March 19, 2022
If Moore is able to play, it would be a big relief for the Blue Devils. He’s a key part of what Duke does on both ends of the floor — especially offensively.
He’s frequently been Duke’s most efficient scorer this season and is averaging 13.5 points per game on 50.7 percent shooting. He’s also shooting above 40 percent from 3-point range on the season.
Duke is looking to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2019. That season, the Blue Devils fell to Michigan State and Tom Izzo in the Elite Eight.
Overall, Duke has had plenty of success vs. Izzo and the Spartans. Krzyzewski is 12-3 all-time vs. Izzo, including a 3-2 record in the NCAA Tournament.
Duke and Michigan State tip off at 5:15 ET on Sunday.