Seton Hall is not entirely healthy heading into the NCAA tournament, though whether or not it actually makes a difference in the team’s performance remains to be seen. Leading scorer Desi Rodriguez is still healing from a pretty serious ankle injury he suffered against Providence a few weeks ago—he will not be 100% by Thursday, according to head coach Kevin Willard.
Condensation on the court in Providence is what caused the injury to Rodriguez, and that condensation also caused the second half of the contest to be postponed one day. That’s just rotten luck, not to mention bad timing.
Rodriguez is having a career year as a senior, averaging 18.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. He is a 57% shooter inside the arc and a 38% shooter from three.
He missed three games after suffering the injury and returned in a limited capacity against Butler in the Big East tournament last week. Rodriguez came off the bench and played only 16 minutes.