January 25, 2017

Hicks out 6-8 weeks with broken hand

By Dalton Ray–

Coming off his best performances of the season, senior guard Tony Hicks is out six to eight weeks with a broken hand. The graduate transfer suffered the broken bone during the 106-51 blowout of Pittsburgh.

Coach Rick Pitino said Hicks was just getting on track.

“Tony was just fitting in at the point position and has made great process,” Pitino said. “We will keep him in great condition and hope we make a long run in the tournament so he can play in his first NCAA Tournament.”

Hicks has stepped up in place of the injured Quentin Snider. Hicks has scored 47 percent of his season total in the last three games, averaging 11 points a contest.

Pitino’s top two options at the point guard spot are now injured, leaving the U of L backcourt thin.

Pitino said redshirt freshman guard Ryan McMahon and walk-on senior David Levitch will be stepping up in Hicks’ place. McMahon and Levitch have both played well in spurts this season, but have been reduced to minor roles.

Snider is expected to miss at least another two games.


File photo / The Louisville Cardinal

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