2024 March Madness Injuries To Know Before Betting First Round, Including Baylor’s Langston Love

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Written By Eli Hershkovich | Last Updated
March Madness Injuries

While the field of March Madness odds is finalized, monitoring notable injuries is crucial. Below, you’ll find which March Madness injuries could impact your NCAA tournament bets. We highly recommend bookmarking this article to check back for updates throughout the week.

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Below are the most significant names dealing with injuries — whether in the starting lineup or possessing a key bench role. If a player is deemed “out,” he’s presumably done for the rest of the season. Of note, Kansas center Hunter Dickinson (shoulder) is expected back, but his teammate Kevin McCullar (knee) was ruled out for the entire Big Dance.

The Jayhawks are spread favorites against first-round opponent Samford.

Meanwhile, conference-rival Baylor announced Langston Love will miss the first two rounds. He’s doubtful if the Bears advance to the Sweet 16 or beyond, to boot. Although Love is only a reserve, he’s statistically Baylor’s best perimeter shooter (47.9%).

Elsewhere, All-American point guard Tyler Kolek will presumably suit up for Marquette. Like Dickinson and McCullar, Kolek was in street clothes for the entire league tournament with an oblique injury. The Golden Eagles are hefty favorites against Western Kentucky.

NCAA Tournament Injuries By Team

TeamPlayer (Pos.)StatsInjuryGame Status
AuburnLior Berman (G)28 GP, 1.7 PPGKneeOut
BaylorLangston Love (G)24 GP, 11.0 PPG, 2.9 RPGKneeOut
BYUAly Khalifa (C)28 GP, 5.9 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.1 APGAnkleQuestionable
ColoradoJulian Hammond III (G)24 GP, 7.4 PPG, 2.5 RPGKneeOut
DukeCaleb Foster (G)27 GP, 7.7 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 2.1 APGFootOut
FloridaMicah Handlogten (C)33 GP, 5.3 PPG, 6.9 RPGLegOut
Florida AtlanticTre Carroll (F)24 GP, 4.0 PPG, 1.8 RPGArmOut
HoustonJ’Wan Roberts (C)33 GP, 9.4 PPG, 6.8 RPGKneeProbable
HoustonJoseph Tugler (F)28 GP, 3.8 PPG, 4.1 RPGFootOut
HoustonRamon Walker Jr. (G)24 GP, 2.0 PPG, 3.0 RPGKneeOut
HoustonTerrance Arceneaux (G)11 GP, 5.5 PPG, 4.5 RPGAchillesOut
HowardDom Campbell (F)25 GP, 7.9 PPG, 4.4 RPGConcussionQuestionable
HowardOse Okojie (G)18 GP, 4.1 PPG, 3.1 RPGUndisclosedQuestionable
HowardShy Odom (F)19 GP, 8.7 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.4 APGBackQuestionable
KansasHunter Dickinson (C)31 GP, 18.0 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 2.2 APGShoulderProbable
KansasKevin McCullar Jr (G)26 GP, 18.3 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 4.1 APGKneeOut
MarquetteChase Ross (G)29 GP, 6.3 PPG, 3.1 RPGLegProbable
MarquetteOso Ighodaro (F)33 GP, 14.0 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 2.9 APGKneeProbable
MarquetteSean Jones (G)16 GP, 5.8 PPG, 2.0 APGKneeOut
MarquetteTyler Kolek (G)28 GP, 15.0 PPG, 7.6 APG, 4.7 RPGObliqueQuestionable
Michigan St.Jeremy Fears Jr. (G)12 GP, 3.5 PPG, 3.3 APGLegOut
Mississippi St.Andrew Taylor (G)7 GP, 3.9 PPGPersonalOut
NC StateDennis Parker Jr. (G)29 GP, 4.7 PPG, 3.2 RPGIllnessDoubtful
NC StateLJ Thomas (G)12 GP, 2.6 PPGUndisclosedOut
NebraskaCJ Wilcher (G)32 GP, 7.9 PPG, 1.5 RPGIllnessProbable
NebraskaEli Rice (G)17 GP, 4.2 PPG, 1.6 RPGAnkleOut
NevadaHunter McIntosh (G)32 GP, 5.9 PPG, 1.3 APGKneeQuestionable
NorthwesternMatthew Nicholson (C)29 GP, 5.3 PPG, 4.3 RPGLegOut
NorthwesternTy Berry (G)23 GP, 11.6 PPG, 3.9 RPGKneeOut
OregonJesse Zarzuela (G)5 GP, 10.0 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 2.2 APGAnkleOut
OregonKeeshawn Barthelemy (G)18 GP, 7.9 PPG, 2.3 APG, 2.2 RPGLegOut
OregonNate Bittle (C)5 GP, 10.0 PPG, 4.4 RPGIllnessOut
Saint Mary’sHarry Wessels (C)28 GP, 4.4 PPG, 3.6 RPGArmQuestionable
Saint Mary’sJoshua Jefferson (F)26 GP, 10.2 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.3 APGKneeOut
Texas A&MBryce Lindsay (G)8 GP, 1.8 PPGUndisclosedOut
Texas TechDevan Cambridge (F)8 GP, 10.5 PPG, 4.5 RPGKneeOut
Texas TechKyeRon Lindsay (G)9 GP, 2.7 PPG, 1.3 RPGIllnessQuestionable
Texas TechWarren Washington (F)24 GP, 9.9 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 1.8 APGFootOut
Utah StateMax Agbonkpolo (F)10 GP, 5.4 PPG, 3.9 RPGFootOut
VermontMax Veretto (F)28 GP, 9.0 PPG, 3.3 RPGShoulderOut
WagnerZaire Williams (G)9 GP, 9.3 PPG, 2.1 RPGKneeOut
WisconsinIsaac Lindsey (G)16 GP, 0.6 PPGUndisclosedQuestionable

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Where Can You Bet On College Basketball Player Props?

Regarding wagering on March Madness, most legal betting jurisdictions allow wagering on college sports. With that being said, some states ban wagering on collegiate player props.

Other states have bans on wagering on in-state schools or collegiate events. For example, New Jersey doesn’t allow betting on NCAA teams located in the state. Always check your state’s regulations before placing a wager.