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Creighton’s lone returning starter Austin Chatman needs surgery

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Creighton will be without their lone returning starter for two months, the school announced on Tuesday.

Austin Chatman will undergo surgery on Tuesday to reattach a ligament in his thumb. The Bluejays’ starting point guard will be out for two months, limited to light drill work and conditioning in the meantime. The program expects him to be back and healthy by the time the season begins.

Chatman has started 71 straight games for Creighton, averaging 8.1 points and 4.4 assists last season. With four starters graduating from the program after last year’s 27-8 season, Chatman will be the leading returning scorer for Greg McDermott’s club.

WATCH LIVE: Delaware faces William & Mary on NBCSN

Virginia forward Anthony Gill (13) defends William & Mary guard Omar Prewitt (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan M. Kelly)
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William & Mary tries to keep pace in the CAA standings when they face Delaware on Saturday afternoon. This game can be seen live on NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. EST.

The Tribe (16-6, 8-3) have won three consecutive games and are getting great production from Omar Prewitt, as he’s coming off of a big game on Thursday night in a win over Northeastern.

Delaware (5-17, 0-11) hasn’t won a game since Dec. 12 when they outlasted Marist by one point. Losers of 14 straight, the Blue Hens are led by guard Kory Holden.

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WATCH LIVE: Davidson battles Duquesne on NBCSN

Davidson's Jack Gibbs (12) tries to drive past Iowa's Mike Gesell during the first half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game in the Round of 64 in Seattle, Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Two teams try to make a move up the standings in the Atlantic 10 as Davidson travels to Duquesne. This game can be seen live on NBCSN at 12:30 p.m. EST.

The Wildcats (12-8, 4-5) have dropped consecutive games to VCU and George Washington as they try to rebuild some momentum. Junior guard Jack Gibbs leads the way for Davidson as he’s one of the country’s most prolific scorers at 25.3 points per game.

Duquesne (15-7, 5-4) is riding a three-game winning streak as they’ve played much better since a four-game losing streak at the start of conference play. The perimeter duo of Derrick Colter and Micah Mason is one of the best in the Atlantic 10 and facing Gibbs and Davidson should be a fun matchup in the backcourt.

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