Diener done at Marquette
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Marquette senior guard Travis Diener suffered
a broken hand during practice this week and will miss the remainder of the
Diener sustained displaced fractures of the left fourth and fifth proximal
phalanges during a non-contact drill at the start of Tuesday’s practice,
according to head coach Tom Crean in a release.
The 6-1 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin native underwent corrective surgery and is
expected to be recovered in time for June’s NBA Draft. Diener led Marquette in
scoring (19.7 ppg), assists (7.0 apg) and steals (1.4 spg) this season.
In 120 career games as an Eagle, Diener averaged 14.1 points, 5.1 assists and
3.1 rebounds per contest. He also ranks first all-time at Marquette with 284
three-pointers and second all-time with 617 assists. Diener’s 1,691 points
left him just 83 points shy of eclipsing George Thompson as the school’s all-
time leading scorer (1,773).
Marquette (18-8, 6-7 Conference USA) will now have a tough task making the
NCAA Tournament without Diener, a candidate for All-American and Cousy Award
finalist as the nation’s top point guard. He is also a nominee for the
Naismith and Wooden Awards.