Tucker, Chappell held out of practice

Alando Tucker, a starting forward on the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team, did not participate in the portion of the Badgers' practice Sunday evening that was open to the media.

Tucker played 28 minutes in Wisconsin's 77-44 win over Penn Saturday night, contributing eight points and three rebounds. Sunday, though, he sat courtside for the second half of practice and watched his teammates scrimmage.

Tucker was not available for interviews Sunday, nor were UW head coach Bo Ryan or any of his assistants. Only players were scheduled for interview availability Sunday. A Wisconsin official said that Tucker was unavailable to the media and did not have any details about Tucker's health status, nor did he know if Tucker had participated in the first half of practice, which is closed to the media.

Reserve forward Jason Chappell was held out of workouts as he continues to recuperate from a right ankle injury. Chappell, who has not practiced in more than a week, rode a stationary bicycle during scrimmage sessions and was wearing a walking boot after practice.


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