Butler's Matt Howard Expected To Play Monday Night

Butler center Matt Howard, who suffered a concussion in the Final Four game with Michigan State, has been cleared by team doctors after not showing lingering effects and is expected to play in Monday night's national championship game.

"Matt has been symptom-free since our practice," Butler athletic trainer Ryan Galloy said in a statement. "If nothing changes, we expect him to play."

To say that Howard is an important part of the Bulldogs team would be accurate: last year's Horizon League Player of the Year is Butler's third-leading scorer this season, with 11.6 ppg. And at 6-foot-8, he'll be needed to contend with Duke's big man, 7-1 Brian Zoubek.

Head coach Brad Stevens said on Sunday "that Howard would not play if there were any risk to his health."

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.