Concussion will keep Butler's Howard out Thursday
Butler forward Matt Howard will miss Thursday night's game against Wright State with a mild concussion.
Spokesman Jim McGrath says team doctors will continue to evaluate Howard and are ''hopeful'' he will play Saturday against Detroit.
Howard left Monday's game against Illinois-Chicago after a blow to the head left him bloodied and dazed. He is the Bulldogs' top scorer at 17.8 points per game and their leading rebounder at 7.8.
The 6-foot-8 senior was the 2008-09 Horizon League player of the year. He also played in last year's national championship game loss to Duke despite being diagnosed with a ''mild'' concussion.
Butler is 16-9 (8-5 Horizon) and tied for fourth in the conference this season.