McKinley Wright limps through rough night for CU Buffs basketball

Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer
Freshman guard McKinley Wright pulled up limping several times Tuesday night during Colorado’s home loss against San Diego.

On several occasions during the Colorado men’s basketball team’s lackluster loss Tuesday night against San Diego, freshman McKinley Wright pulled up lame with a visible limp.

Yet if the standout guard is attempting to play through an injury, the Buffs aren’t revealing it. Asked afterward if Wright indeed is trying to play through a physical issue, head coach Tad Boyle said simply, “I don’t know.”

Regardless, Wright struggled through the most frustrating shooting performance of his young career, going 3-for-10 from the field. Wright went 5-for-6 at the free throw line, allowing the rookie to finish with 12 points and continue his career-opening streak of scoring in double figures to 10 games. Yet after posting five assists against two turnovers Saturday at nationally-ranked Xavier, Wright managed just one assist against San Diego with three turnovers.

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