Wichita State's men's basketball team could be at full strength for Saturday's game against LSU.
Senior forward Gabe Blair sat out Monday's game against Alabama A&M with back pain. Marshall said Blair did some shooting on Thursday morning.
"He's going to try to pick his spots to go live in hopes that he can play Saturday," Marshall said. "We just have to massage this through. We've got to try to let him play as much as he can and rest as much as he can."
Blair is dealing with a fractured vertabra. After Monday's game, he said he expects to play Saturday. WSU (7-2) plays LSU (6-3) at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La.
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"I'll be back on the court the next game we play," he said.
Blair played in eight of WSU's first nine games, starting one. He averages 4 points and 5 rebounds.
Marshall said the pain comes from a hairline fracture.
"They don't want it to completely fracture," Marshall said. "And, it's on one side now, and they don't want it to go to the other side. It's one of those things where we have to limit his reps in practice."
Guard Demetric Williams, a sophomore, has not played the past two games due to basketball and off-the-court reasons. Marshall said it was "very possible" Williams would play against LSU.
Tulsa ticket update — WSU has sold around 11,500 tickets for Tuesday's game against Tulsa at 15,004-seat Intrust Bank Arena. That number includes 8,500 season-ticket holders and 1,000 student seats.