NCAA Tournament Primer: Notable Injuries to Monitor
NCAA Tournament Primer: Notable Injuries to Monitor

Here at RotoWire, we've meticulously tracked the tough-to-find injury information in college basketball all season to benefit season-long fantasy owners. But with Selection Sunday in the books, the focus has turned primarily from individual players to teams. You don't see a "questionable" or "out" designation when filling out your bracket, so how can you tell which teams are 100 percent healthy? This column is a quick rundown of all the notable injuries in the tournament field, followed by a brief analysis of how a potential absence might affect their team. It's not meant to plant a red flag against any particular team, but rather augment your preparation over the next few crucial days. Without further delay ...

Update (3/14): I added Hunter and a few more news and notes that could have a small effect. Additionally, I tossed a few extra players on the bottom that suffered injuries within a few weeks of the tournament. Those may play a role in breaking down first-round matchups.

DeAndre Hunter, F, Virginia (OUT - Wrist)

News broke Tuesday that Hunter will be sidelined for the NCAA Tournament, which is a pretty significant blow to their prospects of a deep run. The freshman was the ACC's sixth-man of the year, and contributed 11.5 PPG over 11 games since the start of February. That may not sound like much, but this is Virginia basketball we're talking. Taking a look at various odds sites, there doesn't appear to be a ton of money moving away from

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