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Fisher has tendinitis; undergoes MRI

Fisher has tendinitis; undergoes MRI

Villanova guard Corey Fisher underwent tests on hisknee Wednesday. (Charles Cherney/AP)
Villanova guard Corey Fisher underwent tests on hisknee Wednesday. (Charles Cherney/AP)


Villanova senior guard Corey Fisher has had a "precautionary" MRI exam done on his right knee today, according to a university spokesman.

Fisher has tendinitis in his knee, the spokesman said, and the MRI was done to make sure there is no other damage.

Fisher is the Wildcats' leading scorer, averaging 15.7 points.

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The spokesman said Fisher is "day-to-day." Villanova closes its regular-season schedule on Saturday at Pittsburgh.


Each of the three city Atlantic 10 teams has two league games remaining, starting tonight. Here is what we know.

Temple (12-2 in the league) will have a bye into the Friday March 11 A-10 Tournament quarterfinals at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Unless Xavier loses its final two games (not going to happen), Temple is almost certainly going to be the No. 2 seed unless the Owls lose twice (also not going to happen). The Owls, who play at Massachusetts tonight, would start tournament play at 6:30 p.m. on that Friday against the winner of the Tuesday March 8 game between the No. 7 and No. 10 seeds.

Xavier, as the almost certain No. 1 seed, will begin play at noon on that Friday in AC. Xavier has a one-game lead over Temple. Even if the teams end up tied, Xavier wins the tiebreak and the No. 1 seed because it beat Temple.

La Salle plays Fordham tonight at Gola Arena and then at Temple Saturday. Unless they win twice and the tiebreakers go their way, the Explorers (5-9) will play on the road next Tuesday in a first-round game. Trying to figure out their opponent at this point is hard to do because it is a moving target with every team in the league two games from the finish line. Dayton, UMass and St. Bonaventure are all 7-7 so, technically, 7-9 finishes are possible, giving La Salle at least a theoretical shot to play the tiebreak game and get a home game.

If Saint Joseph’s beats Richmond at home tonight (the big upset this young team could really use for today and next season), the Hawks will find their way into the tournament, assuming Charlotte loses at Xavier tonight (a reasonable assumption).

If the Hawks lose, the St. Joe’s at Charlotte game on Saturday will determine the final team in the tournament. Remember the last two teams in the regular season standings do not get into the tournament so the loser of that game will be waiting for next season.

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