Ervin Questionable For Georgia Game

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas point guard Gary Ervin didn't practice Monday because of a sprained right ankle. Razorbacks trainer Dave England said Ervin was questionable for Arkansas' 8:05 p.m. game Wednesday night against Georgia.

Ervin attempted to participate in layup drills Monday but couldn't put much weight on the ankle he injured Saturday.

In the final minute of the Hogs' 74-72 loss Saturday at Ole Miss, Ervin collided midair with Rebels center Kenny Williams and fell awkwardly on his ankle. The 6-foot junior came out briefly but finished the game. That night, the ankle swelled up.

"I think it was just the adrenaline going," Ervin said. "That's why I was able to finish. But it's pretty sore now."

Arkansas coach Stan Heath said freshman Patrick Beverley and sophomore Sean McCurdy practiced at point guard during Monday's workout.

Beverley, Arkansas' starting shooting guard, has logged limited minutes at point guard. McCurdy has played just nine combined minutes in the Hogs' past three games.

That relative inexperience by Ervin's backups makes his presence all the more important Wednesday night, even though he committed seven turnovers Saturday.

"(Today) is the pivotal day," Heath said. "If he can't practice, I wouldn't expect him to play at all. He's disappointed in the way he played Saturday and wants to be out there."

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