Tucker day-to-day

Flowers banged up at practice

MADISON – Alando Tucker's status remains uncertain for the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team's showdown with No. 15 Michigan State, Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center. Tucker, who suffered a right foot injury in practice Jan. 9, is officially day-to-day, a UW athletics communications representative said Thursday.

Tucker, the Badgers' leading scorer and second-leading rebounder, sat out Wisconsin's 72-66 home win over Ohio State Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 sophomore forward is averaging 16.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

Thursday, after receiving treatment from the Badgers' training staff, Tucker shot free throws for the final five minutes of UW's approximately 3-hour practice.

The Badgers and Spartans tip-off at 12:36 p.m. Sunday; CBS will nationally televise the game.

Flowers banged up

Freshman guard Michael Flowers left practice Thursday after suffering a head injury. He appeared to catch a teammate's elbow during live scrimmage work but the injury looked minor. Flowers also limped slightly as he left the court but only needed treatment for the head injury, the athletics communications representative said.

The 6-foot-2 guard has played in 11 games off the bench, averaging 1.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and nine minutes per game.

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