Duke sophomore reserve guard Nolan Smith is out indefinitely after suffering a mild concussion during Wednesday night's 78-67 win at Maryland, Duke officials announced Thursday afternoon.
"Nolan's condition improved overnight, but we are going to proceed cautiously," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. "Our medical staff will continue to monitor his progress and he will return to the rotation when he is fully healthy. Nolan is an important part of this team and we are looking forward to his return."
Smith is averaging 8.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. Duke resumes play Saturday at Virginia Tech.
OSCAR ROBERTSON FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Wake Forest's Jeff Teague, Davidson's Stephen Curry, and North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson have been named four of 15 finalists for the 2009 Oscar Robinson Trophy, as announced by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association on Thursday.
N.C. STATE TO HONOR FIRST HALL OF FAME CLASS: N.C. State will honor Sam Esposito, Mike Caldwell and Chris Cammack, the first three inductees to the N.C. State Baseball Hall of Fame, on Saturday in an on-field ceremony prior to the Wolfpack's game vs. Hofstra.
UNC 7, NAVY 0: North Carolina (9-2) recorded its third straight 7-0 win defeating Navy (8-4).
MEREDITH 8, PEACE 1: Meredith (2-0) won a nonconference match over visiting crosstown-rival Peace (0-2).
C.C. OF JOHNSTON COUNTY SPRING INVITATIONAL: Wake Tech, playing its first season, shot a 336 and finished third in the eight-team event. Louisburg took first at 317, and Surry Community College was second at 333.
EAST CAROLINA 14, OKLAHOMA STATE 7: East Carolina (4-0) rattled off 20 hits in a come-from-behind victory against visiting Oklahoma State (4-1).