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Report: California basketball's Tyrone Wallace fractures bone in hand, NCAA Tournament status in jeopardy

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Assuming Maryland gets past South Dakota State on Friday, its path to the Sweet Sixteen might have just gotten a bit easier.

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Sources: Cal's Tyrone Wallace breaks hand - Yahoo! Sports
Wallace is Cal's leading scorer at 15.3 point per game, and also pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game. He had injured his hand back in January and was out for about a month. Cal's athletic department confirmed that he injured his hand, but stopped short of saying the injury was a fracture or broken bone. Here is some additional information from SBNation's Cal blog about the injury.

You never want to see a player get hurt and we certainly hope Wallace is okay. But if he can't play in Cal's game against Hawaii, the Golden Bears could face an early exit from this year's NCAA Tournament. If Cal was able to get past Hawaii without Wallace, Maryland could potentially be facing a Golden Bears team without their best player, potentially paving the way for the Terps to make their first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 2003.

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Just a reminder that Tyrone Wallace's injury isn't the only problem Cal is dealing with right now.

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