Antonio Barton injury: Memphis guard aims for postseason return

USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Tigers could have junior guard Antonio Barton back in time for the Conference USA Tournament.

The Memphis Tigers might get back junior guard Antonio Barton in time for the Conference USA Tournament, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported on Monday.

Barton went down with a broken foot in the early minutes of a 89-76 win over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Feb. 9. He has missed the past four games, but is out of the walking boot and coach Josh Pastner hopes he will be back in time for the postseason.

Barton averages 6.2 points a game for the Tigers, but his biggest contributions are usually on the defensive end. He is averaging one steal a game and is usually tasked with guarding the opposition's better guards.

The Tigers are in one of their best stretches in team history, currently riding a 17-game winning streak -- good for longest in the nation. The win streak is also the fifth-longest win streak in team history.

Barton plays close to 20 minutes a game and will provide some more depth for Pastner to work with. The Tigers don't run very deep, with usually only eight players getting meaningful minutes.

More from SB Nation:

NFL Mock Draft: We have a new No. 1

8th grader has offers from Alabama, LSU

Dwyane Wade's nickname is awful, but our suggestions are worse

UFC 157 Aftermath: Rousey vs. Carmouche proves WMMA's future bright

The 5 people you meet at every spring football camp

3 key stories from the Daytona 500

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

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.