Houston’s Marcus Sasser to start against Auburn without minutes restriction: report
The Houston Cougars will have their star player for Saturday’s second-round game against the Auburn Tigers.
Marcus Sasser, Houston’s leading scorer , will start on Saturday without a minutes restriction, according to a report by Stadium.
Sasser injured his groin in the AAC tournament and did not play in the Cougars' championship game loss to the Memphis Tigers.
SAN DIEGO STATE DOMINATES FURMAN 75-52 TO REACH SWEET 16On Thursday, Sasser played but appeared to aggravate the injury in the first half against No.
16 seed Northern Kentucky, finishing the game with just 14 minutes.
Sasser, who averages 16.7 points, said Friday he’ll be playing come tipoff Saturday against the Razorbacks.
Cougars head coach Kelvin Sampson told reporters Friday he’d leave the decision to play to Sasser and the Houston training staff.
If Marcus is hurt, he'll say, 'Coach, I can't go,' and then I won't play him.
So he'll play as many minutes as he can tomorrow night.
I don't know how many minutes that'll be, but that'll be up to Marcus.
But I don't treat him any different than I treat anybody else if they're injured.
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