West Virginia Guard Darryl "Truck" Bryant Breaks Foot, Out of Tournament

Daniel KablackCorrespondent IIIMarch 23, 2010

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 19:  Darryl Bryant #25 of the West Virginia Mountaineers  against the Morgan State Bears during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at HSBC Arena on March 19, 2010 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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According to a report by ESPN's Mark Schlabach , West Virginia starting point guard Darryl "Truck" Bryant will miss the remainder of the NCAA tournament with a broken foot he suffered in practice.

The 6'2" Bryant averaged 9.3 points per game during the regular season and 3.1 assists per game.

His two performances in the NCAA tournament so far have been lackluster, recording eight points, five rebounds and four assists.

The point guard from Brooklyn posted his best performance in a loss against Pittsburgh. There he dropped 20 points and recorded four assists.

Coach Huggins initially was not sure whether Bryant had hurt his foot during practice or during Sunday's game against Missouri.

After Bryant complained about the pain in his foot during practice, they took him to get X-rays and found he had fractured his fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

West Virginia star Da'Sean Butler also plays point guard on occasion. He is one of the reasons for the lack of production by Bryant.

Bryant also had been sharing time with junior point guard, Joe Mazzula who will now have to step-up in order to help the Mountaineers progress through the rest of the tournament.

Mazzula was not the full time starter this season because he was recovering from a shoulder injury.

Two years ago, Mazzula almost recorded a triple double against Duke with 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.

 

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