Syracuse forward’s status against Michigan unknown

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Syracuse defeated Holy Cross, 72-48, without the services of starting small forward Tyler Roberson for the second straight game.

The Orange travel to Ann Arbor on Tuesday night for their ACC/Big Ten Challenge against No. 19 Michigan. Entering that contest, the status of Roberson remains unknown, according to Donna Ditota of Syracuse.com.

“I have no idea,” Jim Boeheim told reporters when asked about Roberson’s availability on Tuesday.

Roberson has been sidelined with a strained muscle for Syracuse’s wins against Loyola (MD) and Holy Cross. Syracuse is still dealing with the absence of Dajuan Coleman, who has not played this season.

“He practiced for a few minutes the other day and was good. And then after 30-40 minutes, he was hurt,” Boeheim said. “It’s just a strain. That’s all it is. Nothing serious.”

The sophomore forward is averaging 6.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in his expanded role this season. Fellow sophomore B.J. Johnson has filled in his role as starter over the last two games.