Houston Cougars’ Marcus Sasser finished the season with a toe injury
A difficult extended holiday for Houston basketball continues when Marcus Sasser, who leads the Cougars with 17.7 points per game, Instagram announcements on Friday that he finished the season.
Sasser was plagued by a toe injury. He missed the December 14 game against Louisiana but won 31 minutes and 36 minutes in consecutive wins against Oklahoma State on December 18 and Texas State on December 22.
Sasser’s announcement came just days after the school announced it Tramon Mark (10.1 PPG) will miss the rest of the season following shoulder surgery. Mark and Sasser were key contributors to Houston’s Final Four run last season.
13 Houston entered the season as a pre-season pick to win the American Athletic Conference championship.
As of now, Kelvin Sampson’s roster has only two downsides: a two-point loss in neutral against Wisconsin on November 23 and a one-point loss at Alabama on December 11.
But losing Sasser is a devastating development for an already underfunded squad.
With Sasser on the field this season, Houston is averaging 116 points per 100 possessions and making 41.4% of 3-pointers, according to hooplens.com. Those numbers have dropped to 105 points per 100 possession and 27.1% points from outside the arc this season as he is sidelined.
Houston will take on Cincinnati on Tuesday in the opening game of the American season.
https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/32935128/houston-marcus-sasser-says-done-season-toe-injury Houston Cougars’ Marcus Sasser finished the season with a toe injury