Cal point guard Tyrone Wallace breaks hand in practice
California guard Tyrone Wallace, left, dribbles the ball against Arizona State guard Tra Holder during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, March 5, 2016. California defeated Arizona State 68-65. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) California point guard Tyrone Wallace suffered a broken right hand in practice two days before the Golden Bears open play in the NCAA Tournament.
California released a statement Thursday morning saying Wallace broke a bone in his right hand and is expected to miss three to five weeks. Wallace broke a different bone in the same hand earlier this season, causing the senior to miss five games.
Wallace is averaging a team-high 15.3 points and 4.4 assists per game, along with 5.4 rebounds. He is coming off one of his best games of the season when he scored 26 points in a loss to Utah in the Pac-12 semifinals last week.
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The 23rd-ranked Bears (23-10) take on Hawaii in the first round of the tournament on Friday in Spokane.