The Villanova Wildcats beat the Houston Cougars to advance to the Quarterfinals, but they may have lost Justin Moore to a major injury.
The Villanova Wildcats are reaching the finals for the third time since 2016 after they beat the No 5 Houston Cougars 50-44 on Saturday. While the team has moved on, they may have lost one of their key players to a possible injury.
As the Wildcats were looking to end the Cougars’ late comeback attempt, base guard Justin Moore fell onto the field and had to be helped by his teammates. The trauma occurred in this play.
After the game clock hit triple zero, the Villanova players immediately went to Moore to comfort him. During the net cutting ceremony, Moore appeared on the field with crutches. The team said Moore suffered a “leg injury”.
Justin Moore Injury Update: Basketball star Villanova out for March Madness
It will remain to be seen what the exact trauma diagnosis is. If Moore has to miss the game because of this injury, the national championship will become a much more difficult task for Villanova.
Moore averaged 15.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from the three-point line across 35 games.
Before the injury, Moore had scored eight points (2 for 4 from the 3-point line), won two defensive rebounds and scored a steal.
Villanova will face No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks or No. 10 Miami Hurricanes in Final Four at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, La.
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