By BRENDAN McGAIR
PROVIDENCE â Itâs tough enough that the Providence Friars are struggling with a date against 10th-ranked Georgetown set for Saturday night at The Dunk. Now comes word that head coach Ed Cooley might not have Gerard Coleman available for the game. Coleman sat out Fridayâs practice, the result of a flu bug that leaves the sophomoreâs status against the Hoyas very much up in the air.
âGerard hasnât felt well all week,â Cooley said. âHeâll be a game-time decision.â
A back injury forced Coleman to miss the Jan. 10 game against Louisville, a 90-59 Friar rout of the Cardinals. On the season heâs averaging 13.7 ppg and five rebounds in 33 minutes. The Boston native scored 11 points in Wednesdayâs 81-66 loss at Cincinnati.