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Pitt senior Ryan Luther's availability uncertain for Saturday's ACC opener against Miami

| Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
UC-Santa Barbara's Jalen Canty and Pitt's Ryan Luther fight for the ball in the first half Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Petersen Events Center.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
UC-Santa Barbara's Jalen Canty and Pitt's Ryan Luther fight for the ball in the first half Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt coach Kevin Stallings is not promising Ryan Luther will return from his foot injury Saturday in the ACC opener against Miami at Petersen Events Center. But the pain is subsiding and Luther, a senior forward who has missed three games, has started to shoot, Stallings said.

Doctors have re-evaluated Luther, but his availability Saturday against Miami is unclear.

“I'm not ready to say he'll be available, but I'm not ready to say he won't be,” Stallings said Thursday.

Luther leads Pitt (8-5) in minutes (32.5) and rebounds (10.1) per game and is second in scoring (12.7 points).

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