WSU's Blair still sidelined by injury

Wichita State forward Gabe Blair sat out practice on Thursday, nursing a bruised left thigh. He said the injury improved from Wednesday, when he missed a 76-70 overtime win over Evansville.

"It's getting better," he said. "If you've ever had a cramp that won't loosen up, that's what it's like."

Blair said his availability for Saturday's game at Utah State depends on how his treatment progresses. He said the thigh began to bother him on Tuesday afternoon, after a weight-lifting session. He is not sure how the injury happened.

"It was a crazy deal," he said. "It swelled up on me."