Sagaba Konate ‘Game Time Decision’ Vs. Texas Tech
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate, who has not appeared in a Mountaineer game since Dec. 8, could dress and play in the Big 12 quarterfinals against Texas Tech on Wednesday evening.
Two different sources confirmed that Konate could be available, although there were no guarantees he would play, with one noting that it would be a game time decision.
Konate has been slowly increasing his participation in practices. In the open session at the Sprint Center on Tuesday, he participated in a few low-impact drills, but sat out some others. West Virginia also had closed sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, but there was no report if he was more involved in those sessions.
Konate declined to speak with the media after the Mountaineers’ 72-71 win over Oklahoma on Wednesday evening. He was vocal and animated on the WVU bench, as he has been for most of the games he has missed.
In eight games this season, Konate averaged 13 points and eight rebounds. In his final contest to date, he broke the school’s career blocked shot record with seven against Pitt.
#WVU forward Sagaba Konate declined an interview request after the Mountaineers defeated Oklahoma. He could, according to a source, play against Texas Tech. “It’s a game time decision.”
— Blue Gold News (@BlueGoldNews) March 14, 2019