ShareThis Page
College

Pitt senior guard Dixon day-to-day

| Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

Pitt senior guard Jermaine Dixon, injured against St. John's on Thursday night, is considered "day-to-day" for Sunday's game at the University of South Florida, Pitt officials said this afternoon.

Dixon, who suffered a sprained right ankle early in the second half of the Panthers' 63-53 victory over the Red Storm, dressed for practice on Friday afternoon. He took place in limited workouts, mainly passing drills.

Pitt (16-4, 6-2 Big East) plays USF (13-7, 3-5) at 1 p.m. Sunday. USF, led by high-scoring guard Dominique Jones, has won two Big East games in a row for the first time since it joined the conference in 2005.

There was concern Dixon had re-aggravated the same right foot injury — his fifth metatarsal — that cost him the first eight games of the season. But tests Friday revealed a sprained ankle. After USF, Pitt travels to West Virginia on Wednesday.

Dixon, one of the top perimeter defenders in the Big East, is the team's fourth-leading scorer at 9.5 points per game.

If Dixon can't play, sophomore point guard Ashton Gibbs will likely move over to shooting guard and redshirt freshman Travon Woodall will start at point. Woodall, averaging 5.3 points and 3.9 assists, started 10 games at point guard as Dixon missed the first month of the season.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me