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Mike Watkins Ruled Out For Season Finale At Nebraska

Mike Watkins has been ruled out of Sunday’s crucial matchup at Nebraska after suffering a right knee injury in Wednesday’s 72-63 loss against No. 17 Michigan. Coach Pat Chambers announced the decision at the Penn State Coaches Show Thursday evening.

After injuring his leg when challenging a Michigan attack at the basket in the first couple minutes of the game, Watkins returned to the game with 7:17 left in the first half, but was noticeably hurt. Watkins did not return from the locker room following halftime.

Coach Chambers did not give any indication as to what Watkins’ status for the Big Ten Tournament that starts next Wednesday was. While Watkins is out, senior Julian Moore, junior Satchel Pierce, and freshman John Harrar will see their minutes increase. Coach Chambers was able to utilize Lamar Stevens at the five position last game, and the sophomore held his own against bigger opponents.

Watkins is currently averaging 12.1 points and 8.9 rebounds on the season. Watkins is shooting 68.5 percent from the field to lead the Big Ten. He is also fourth in the Big Ten with 2.3 blocked shots per game.

Penn State takes on Nebraska on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. to finish the regular season. The game will broadcast on BTN. Both teams are currently on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament and are looking to end their season strong heading into the Big Ten Tournament.

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