Gonzaga expecting Harris to return

Gonzaga standout Elias Harris is expected to play Monday against

Kansas State.

Harris suffered an Achilles injury late in last week’s

loss to San Diego State – one in which the sophomore forward

said he heard a “pop.”

However, an MRI exam disclosed that he did not suffer a torn

Achilles and he was expected to miss about a week.

A source told FOXSports.com that Harris went through a workout

on Sunday in Kansas City and he’s expected to play Monday

against the third-ranked Wildcats in the CBE Classic.

Harris, who averaged 14.9 points and 7.1 rebounds last season as

a freshman, has gotten off to a slow start.

He’s averaging just 7.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in three

games, but part of that stems from a shoulder injury he suffered in

the preseason.

If the ‘Zags get past Kansas State, they would play the winner

of the matchup between No. 1 Duke and Marquette in the CBE

Championship game on Tuesday night.