Woodall Expected To Miss A Month

Travon Woodall was off to the best start of his Pitt career, averaging 14.1 points a game and an astounding 8.3 assists a game.

Pittsburgh—University of Pittsburgh junior guard Tray Woodall will miss the next month due to a groin strain and abdominal tear, Pitt Basketball Coach Jamie Dixon announced Friday morning. UPMC team physicians Dr. Freddie Fu, Dr. Robin West, Dr. Jeanne Doperak and Pitt Athletic Trainer Tony Salesi expect that Woodall will return to the court following four-to-five weeks of rest.

"We anticipate that Tray will make a full recovery and join his teammates on the court soon," Dixon said.

A 5-foot-11, 190-pound Brooklyn, N.Y.-Paterson, N.J. native, Woodall started each of Pitt's first seven games at point guard. He has averaged 14.1 points, a team-leading 8.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds per contest. In seven games and 223 minutes played, he has totaled four double-doubles on the year (points-assists) and reached double figure scoring in five contests. Over his three-year, 85-game career, Woodall has accumulated 502 points (5.9 ppg.), 300 assists and 188 rebounds. He is one of only 17 players in school history to reach the 300 assist mark and he currently ranks third among school career leaders in assist:turnover ratio (2.16) and fourth in career point-assist double-doubles (5).

No. 17 Pitt (6-1) plays at Tennessee on Saturday as part of the 12-game Big East-SEC Challenge. Tipoff is at 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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