The status of injured UTSA forward Cedrick Alley, Jr., is uncertain for Friday’s home game against the North Texas Mean Green.
“He’s pretty sore,” UTSA coach Steve Henson said on a zoom call with reporters Wednesday.
Henson said Alley has spent “a lot of time” with the training staff as the Roadrunners resumed practice this week following a pair of losses at Rice last weekend.
Alley, a starter at power forward, fueled an 11-2 UTSA run late in the first half in Game 1 of the two-game series against Rice in Houston last Friday.
In one sequence, he had a steal and then hit a 3-pointer as UTSA rolled to a 48-42 intermission lead.
For the game, Alley hit 5 of 11 from the field and scored a season-high 15 points in a 95-86 loss for the Roadrunners.
He aggravated his groin during the game, Henson said. Subsequently, Alley warmed up Saturday but wasn’t able to play in Game 2 when Rice knocked off UTSA, 84-69.
UTSA has been watching him closely this week as it prepares to host North Texas, the defending Conference USA champions.
“Right now I don’t know what he’ll be able to do (Thursday) or Friday,” Henson said.
Henson said he’s hopeful that Alley’s showing at Rice is a glimpse of what he can produce as the 18-game C-USA schedule continues.
North Texas at UTSA, Friday, 6 p.m.
North Texas at UTSA, Saturday, 3 p.m.
North Texas 4-4, 0-0
UTSA 4-5, 0-2