The casualty count rises with each game for Iowa.
Guard Jermain Davis bruised his knee Thursday in practice and was barely able to walk that day. He won’t play today against Michigan.
That means Iowa’s top three point guards are all out. Starter Jeff Peterson pulled a hamstring 11 days ago at Wisconsin. His back-up and former starting off-guard Anthony Tucker is ineligible this semester. Davis backed up both players and has started several games this year.
Senior Cyrus Tate may play today in a limited capacity after missing nine of the last 10 games with a sprained ankle. Guard Jake Kelly likely will play point for most of the game with Matt Gatens or even Devan Bawinkel occasionally bringing up the ball. That means Iowa probably won’t run many sets, just a lot of motion.
Iowa is sporting bright new yellow uniforms for this games. The long-rumored switch from white to yellow was widely anticipated for a select few Iowa fans.
Now, back to basketball news.
Chipola (Fla.) Junior College guard Malcom Armstead, a recruit with heavy Iowa speculation, will visit Arkansas after the season, according to www.cbssports.com. You can read the article at http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messages/chrono/13690209
“After my visit, I’ll probably commit,” Armstead told the Web site. “I played in Real Deal on the Hill (at Fayetteville, Ark.), and I saw the gym and the community and how nice the people were there.”
That’s tough for Iowa, which still has one scholarship to offer next year.