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Gligorije Rakocevic    C    Oregon State    
Rakocevic was driven to sit on the bench and ice an ankle injury he sustained in the first half of Saturday's game against Saint Louis, Danny Moran of the Oregonian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

At this moment it's unclear how serious Rakocevic's injury is, however since he has not been removed to the locker room, there's a decent chance it's not too bad. Watch for more updates on Rakocevic's status as the competition against Saint Louis continues.
Dalton Nixon    F    BYU    
Nixon (foot) will miss another game due to his injured foot, Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Fantasy Analysis

This will mark the second consecutive game that Nixon has missed due to his foot injury. While there is little information regarding the exact status of his foot, watch for updates on his playing status for the Idaho State game on Thursday.
Donnie Tillman    F    Utah    
Tillman (foot) will not play in Saturday night's game against BYU due to an injured left foot, Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Fantasy Analysis

This comes as disappointing news for Utah, as Tillman was the leading rebounder, and third-leading scorer for his team. At this point in time, there isn't much information regarding when Tillman will return, however a note will be posted when the information is available.
Lindell Wigginton    G    Iowa State    
Wigginton provided 20 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with seven rebounds in the win over Northern Iowa on Saturdya in the Hy-Vee Classic.

Fantasy Analysis

The Panthers are a really solid team and Iowa State beat them soundly. The Cyclone backcourt is becoming a thing to watch as the trio of Donovan Jackson, Nick Weiler-Babb, and Wigginton have led the team to eight straight wins. The freshman has scored 20 points or more in four of his last five games.
Jericho Sims    F    Texas    
Sims provided nine points (3-6 FG, 3-5 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds in the win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Sims is a super athletic 6-9 freshman who has played 20 or 21 minutes just four times this season. He is the author of a number of highlight plays already and will show up with more thunderous dunks as his playing time increases. His scoring and rebounding production against the Bulldogs were season highs.
Yankuba Sima    C    Oklahoma State    
Sima scored five points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and grabbed three rebounds in his season debut as the Cowboys beat Florida State on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

The Cowboys need help in the paint with Mitchell Solomon being the only guy cleaning the glass. The St. John's transfer was a major shot blocker as a freshman, but transferred midway through his sophomore season. He should be able to help the Cowboys defend the rim.
Jeffrey Carroll    G    Oklahoma State    
Carroll scored a team-high 23 points (7-19 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with seven rebounds and three assists as the Cowboys knocked Florida State from the ranks of the unbeaten in the Orange Bowl Classic on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Carroll bounced back from a three-point game in the loss to Wichita State last Saturday. He had only hit 22.6 percent of his 3-pointers going into the game against Florida State. It has taken him some time to find his place on the team after missing the first three games while suspended.
Teddy Allen    G    West Virginia    
Allen provided a season-high 19 points (8-8 FG, 3-3 3Pt) In the blowout win over Wheeling Jesuit on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

The 6-5 freshman has not received much playing time in the first five weeks of the season, but he has made the most of his opportunities in blowout wins. He had 16 points in the win over NJIT on Nov. 30 and has scored in double digits in four games despite not playing 20 minutes yet. Allen's time will come.
Alex Barcello    G    Arizona    
Barcello (ankle) will not compete against New Mexico in Saturday night's game due to a sprained ankle, Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The freshman guard suffered his ankle sprain sometime last week during a team practice, however that is the only information that has been released so far regarding his status. It's unclear how serious his sprain is, however Barcello isn't likely to return too soon. A note will be posted on his status when more information is available.
Sam Logwood    G    New Mexico    
Logwood (personal) is suited up and participating in team warmups for Saturday night's game against Arizona, Geoff Grammer of the Albuquerque Journal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

It was unclear whether Logwood would be ready to compete after stepping away from the team to evaluate his own mindset, however it appears as though he will compete against the Wildcats. This is an encouraging return, as Logwood will enter this game averaging 14.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, and will be a huge help for the Lobos.
Connor MacDougall    F    New Mexico    
MacDougall (ankle) is in street clothes and will not be competing against Arizona in Saturday night's game, Geoff Grammer of the Albuquerque Journal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Despite participating in a full practice a few days earlier, MacDougall will miss his 11th game of the season after sustaining his ankle injury. This is likely a precautionary measure, as New Mexico doesn't want MacDougall to return too early and risk re-injuring his ankle. Whether or not he will return for Tuesday's upcoming game against Rice is still unknown, however a note will be posted when the information is released.
Kristian Doolittle    F    Oklahoma    
Coach Lon Kruger announced that Doolittle (academics) will no longer be suspended for academics starting Sunday, Dec. 17.

Fantasy Analysis

After missing the entire fall semester for academic issues, Doolittle will finally be able to compete on the court again. Last season he averaged 9.1 points and 6.2 rebounds over 25.0 minutes of play, so his return comes as great news for Oklahoma. The Sooners' next game will be on Tuesday, Dec. 19 against Northwestern State.
Darral Willis Jr.    F    Wichita State    
Willis double-doubled Saturday against Oklahoma, going for 20 points and 12 rebounds over 24 minutes off the bench.

Fantasy Analysis

Although the Shockers fell victim to an upset, Willis was a bright spot. He dominated the glass with a game-high in rebounds to go with a season-best 20 points. Willis is generally used off the bench, but performances like his one Saturday build his case to potentially move into the starting lineup.
Brady Manek    F    Oklahoma    
Manek had 21 points on 8-for-16 shooting to go with two rebounds and a block in Saturday's upset win over Wichita State.

Fantasy Analysis

Manek and Trae Young led the way for the Sooners as they pulled off the improbable win over the third-ranked Shockers. He was particularly effective from deep, canning five of 13 three-point attempts. Manek and the Sooners will have two more tuneup games before conference play begins Dec. 30.
Trae Young    G    Oklahoma    
Young erupted for 29 points (9-22 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 10 assists, and four rebounds in Saturday's upset win over Wichita State.

Fantasy Analysis

The freshman led the Sooners to a major upset over third-ranked Wichita State, canning timely shots and hitting all of his free throws. Young has already established himself as one of the top players -- not just freshmen -- in the country with a ridiculous 28.8 point-per-game average. He'll look to continue his torrid pace Tuesday against Northwestern State.