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Taylor to undergo MRI after banging knees

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Sophomore center Dante Taylor will undergo an MRI after banging knees with a teammate during Thursday’s practice, head coach Jamie Dixon said this afternoon at Petersen Events Center.

It is not clear which knee it is, but it doesn’t appear to be bad enough to cost Taylor any signficant time.

“We don’t think it’s too serious,” Dixon said. “We’re going to see how he feels. He seemed to be walking around fine after practice.”

Taylor, who averages 6.1 points and 4.7 rebounds, had sat out two earlier practices this week because of tendinitis in his knees. The former McDonald’s All-American returned to practice Thursday, but missed the balance of the workout after colliding with a teammate. Taylor has averaged only 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in the past four games while battling sore knees.

“He doesn’t seem to be moving as he was earlier in the year,” Dixon said. “He’s getting treatment. We will see how he feels tomorrow.”

No. 4 Pitt (20-2) plays host to Cincinnati (18-4, 5-4) on Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

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