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Fantasy AnalysisThis isn't entirely unexpected as Haas has been considered a long shot to play this week after fracturing his elbow in the first round of the tournament. Purdue had engineers working on a brace that would protect Haas and still pass NCAA requirements during the week, but despite everyone's best efforts, the big man will not be able to play against the Red Raiders. Look for Matt Haarms to see the bulk of the minutes at center for at least Friday's game.
Fantasy AnalysisDelaware is losing one of its top scorers in Daly, who instantly becomes one of the most interesting transfers out there. Daly, a Pennsylvania native, averaged over 16.0 points in both his seasons at Delaware and poured in 17.5 points per game as a sophomore.
Fantasy AnalysisThe big man's departure leaves Marquette short on frontcourt depth heading into next season. It's unclear at this time whether Froling intends to turn pro or try his hand at another program, which would mark his third school in three years. Although Froling hasn't produced much at the collegiate level at this point, he's still a young and talented player with upside that could be cultivated in the right environment.
Fantasy AnalysisMensah averaged just 6.7 minutes per game for the Scarlet Knights in his junior campaign, so his loss likely won't have a major overall impact on the team heading into 2018-19. Mensah seems bound for an overseas league if he hopes to continue his career.
Fantasy AnalysisBullock appeared in just nine games for Rutgers during the 2017-18 campaign, averaging 2.4 points and 1.7 rebounds in his brief playing time. After sitting out a season, he could have two years of eligibility remaining for the next school he plays for.
Fantasy AnalysisLaForce provided a small clip of Haas practicing as well, in which his right arm appeared severely impaired. All signs point to the senior big man sitting out Purdue's matchup Friday against Texas Tech, despite him doing everything he can to play. It's quite possible he has already played his last game for the Boilermakers regardless of how far the team advances.
Fantasy AnalysisElliott -- according to Ben Steele of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- played through the entire season with the thumb issue after injuring it during an exhibition game against Lindenwood. Assuming the issue doesn't have any hangups, he should be good to go for the start of his sophomore campaign, looking to build off of a freshman season in which he averaged 4.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
Fantasy AnalysisConsidering Metu skipped the NIT to remain healthy for the draft, his declaration was essentially a foregone conclusion. He averaged 15.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.6 assists per game during his junior campaign, doing most of his damage down low with his athleticism. The big man needs to develop a more consistent shot, but Metu projects to land anywhere from a mid-first or early-second round pick.
Fantasy AnalysisMann was the only Florida State player to score in double digits as the team showed off its depth. Gonzaga was hurt by its shallow bench. Killian Tillie (hip) did not play and the starting forwards were in early foul trouble. Mann took advantage and score his most points since Jan. 24 when he put 30 points on Georgia Tech. Florida State will take on Michigan in the Elite Eight on Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Zags missed the 6-10 sophomore badly. Johnathan Williams and Rui Hachimura both got in early foul trouble and the Seminoles took advantage. He should be back next year to help the Bulldogs try to win the WCC again. Tillie averaged 12.9 points on 58.0 percent from the field with 5.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.
Fantasy AnalysisSneed was one of three Wildcats to foul out in the game as Kansas State held on for the win. The 6-5 sophomore had only scored a combined 17 points in his two previous tournament games. He is only hitting 33.3 percent of his 3-pointers and will need to have another good game for the Wildcats to beat Loyola-Chicago on Saturday in the Elite Eight.
Fantasy AnalysisWade missed the previous three games with the foot injury and did not have a huge effect on the game. He could play a bit more against Loyola-Chicago on Saturday in the Elite Eight, but his foot will not improve greatly until he takes time off.
Fantasy AnalysisWashington had a terrible game from the free-throw line. He hit 60.6 percent of his freebies on the season, but missed 12 free throws in the three-point loss. The freshman was otherwise excellent and played all 40 minutes. It will be interesting to see what happens to this year's freshman class with Kentucky who do not immediately look like top NBA prospects. Washington seems likely to return to Lexington and could progress as a sophomore.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter sneaking past Houston in the second round, the Wolverines left no doubt about who was going to win in the Sweet 16. They ran out to a 24-point halftime lead led by 3-point marksmanship. Abdur-Rahkman scored a combined 23 points and only hit 1-of-12 on 3-pointers in his previous two tournament games. He has scored in double digits in six straight games.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Wolverines sped out to an early lead that they would never relent. The team hit 58.3 percent of its 3-pointers and moved into the Elite Eight where they will play Gonzaga. Wagner had only scored 17 points in his previous two NCAA Tournament games, but helped the Wolverines rout the Aggies. He is hitting 41.5 percent of his 3-pointers and averaging 14.4 points.