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Cincinnati’s Gary Clark will play against Iowa State

February 4, 2016: Cincinnati Bearcats forward Gary Clark (11) looks during the game against The Cincinnati Bearcats and South Florida Bulls at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH. Clark had 16 points and 13 rebounds. Cincinnati defeated South Florida 88-57. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire).
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Cincinnati Bearcats forward Gary Clark will play in the team’s Thursday night game against the Iowa State Cyclones, Mick Cronin told FanRag Sports.

During Cincinnati’s blowout win over the Lipscomb Bisons, Clark went down with a sprained ankle. He was helped off the floor, and was unable to put any weight on the injured leg. While unable to make it back to that specific game, he hasn’t missed any others since Thursday night will be first game since the incident.

After the game against the Bisons, the team announced that the junior’s injury would be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

As a sophomore, Clark started 32 of 33 games for the Bearcats, averaging 10.4 points, a team-high 8.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 blocks in 30.4 minutes per game. At the end of the season, he was named The American’s Defensive Player of the Year and second-team all-conference.

The Bearcat’s Thursday night game at Iowa State is scheduled to start at 9:00 PM Esatern and will be broadcast on ESPN. Cincinnati enters the outing on a three game winning streak, with their record at 5-1. Iowa State also enters the game 5-1, having won their first five games of the season before falling to the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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