Men's basketball notes: Butch day-to-day

Freshman forward injured left foot Saturday; Tucker practices

MADISON – Brian Butch is officially day-to-day with a left foot injury, a University of Wisconsin athletics communications official said Sunday. Butch, a 6-foot-11 redshirt freshman forward, suffered the injury in the second half of Wisconsin's 72-61 win at Michigan Saturday. He appeared to receive treatment on the back of his left ankle or lower leg but no specifics regarding the injury have been released.

Butch did not practice during the Badgers' workout at the Kohl Center here Sunday evening, wearing a protective boot on his left foot that stretched to just below his knee.

Butch was not available for comment Sunday and UW coach Bo Ryan offered no additional information regarding the injury in his postgame press conference Saturday.

Butch is averaging 4.6 minutes, 3.4 rebounds and 12.0 minutes per game.

Tucker practices

Sophomore forward Alando Tucker, Wisconsin's leading scorer at 14.7 points per game, enjoyed his most extensive practice Sunday since injuring his right foot in practice Jan. 9.

Sunday, Tucker took part in UW's drills during the portion of practice the media is allowed to watch. During scrimmage sessions, Tucker alternately rode a stationary bicycle and practiced with his teammates. He did not appear to be favoring the injury.

Tucker has not been available for comment since the injury occurred.

Tucker missed one game because of the injury but has played in the Badgers' past two games, averaging 6.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 24.5 minutes in those contests.


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