Villanova's Fisher to undergo 'precautionary' MRI

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Corey Fisher was diagnosed with tendinitis in his right knee. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)

So, when was the last time Villanova's basketball team got any good news?

Yesterday, senior guard Corey Fisher, the team's top scorer, underwent what coach Jay Wright described as a "precautionary" MRI exam on his right knee. Fisher has tendinitis in the joint, and his status was listed by a team spokesperson as day-to-day.

The 19th-ranked Wildcats (21-9), who were once 16-1 and have now lost their last three games, are at No. 4 Pittsburgh (26-4) Saturday afternoon in their regular-season finale. They need a win to avoid playing in Tuesday's opening round of the Big East Tournament in New York.

Fisher, who averages 15 points per game, scored a career-high 34 points in an overtime win at DePaul on Feb. 19, where his late three-pointer forced the extra period. He then scored two in a home loss to Syracuse, and eight in a home loss to St. John's, going 0-for-8 from the arc in each game. He had a team-best 22 in Monday's 21-point loss at Notre Dame, but most of that came in the final 10 minutes after the Irish had built a 32-point lead. How much the knee might have bothered him recently was not made clear.