Backcourt Injuries Dampen Houston’s NCAA Tournament First-Round Win

Marcus Sasser pulled the plug after trying to play through a groin injury, while Jamal Shead battled through a hyperextended knee.

BIRMINGHAM — With his stellar backcourt limping, Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said his No. 1-seeded team, “has to see how many bodies we have available for Saturday” when the Cougars face Auburn in the men’s NCAA tournament second round.

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