By BRENDAN McGAIR
PROVIDENCE â€“ Itâ€™s 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 Fridayâ€™s practice, the result of a flu bug that leaves the sophomoreâ€™s status against the Hoyas very much up in the air.
â€śGerard hasnâ€™t felt well all week,â€ť Cooley said. â€śHeâ€™ll be a game-time decision.â€ť
A back injury forced Coleman to miss the Jan. 10 game against Louisville, a 90-59 Friar rout of the Cardinals. On the season heâ€™s averaging 13.7 ppg and five rebounds in 33 minutes. The Boston native scored 11 points in Wednesdayâ€™s 81-66 loss at Cincinnati.