Chambliss injured at practice

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Wisconsin guard Sharif Chambliss injured his left knee during practice Tuesday. The injury occurred during live scrimmage drills when Chambliss' leg buckled under him as he drove to the lane. He fell to the court and grasped his leg in obvious pain before Wisconsin's medical staff tended to him, then helped him off the court. A UW official confirmed following practice that Chambliss suffered a left knee injury, but no immediate prognosis or timetable for recovery was available.


"It didn't look good from the standpoint of, he is tough," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "He looked like he was in pain and hopefully it is not anything really serious."


Chambliss, a senior from Racine, Wis., is sitting out this season after transferring from Penn State following his junior year. He led the Big Ten in 3-point field goals made and free-throw shooting percentage his last two seasons as a Nittany Lion. Chambliss will have one year of eligibility at Wisconsin after his transfer year is complete and is expected to replace senior guard Freddie Owens in the Badgers' starting lineup next season.


Open practices Thursday


Each team playing a first round NCAA Tournament game at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee will have a practice session Thursday afternoon that is open to the general public. Wisconsin's session takes place from 5-5:50 p.m., while Richmond takes the court from 7:10-8 p.m.


Complete open practice schedule (the winners of the Wisconsin/Richmond and Pittsburgh/Central Florida contests will match up on Sunday):


Utah, noon-12:50 p.m.

Northern Iowa, 1-1:50 p.m.

Boston College, 2:10-3 p.m.

Georgia Tech, 3:10-4 p.m.

Wisconsin, 5-5:50 p.m.

Pittsburgh, 6-6:50 p.m.

Richmond, 7:10-8 p.m.

Central Florida, 8:10-9 p.m.

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