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Cincinnati guard Jarron Cumberland questionable for the Crosstown Shootout

The senior guard has struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness in his final campaign and may not feature in Saturday's game.

NCAA Basketball: Vermont at Cincinnati
This might be the extent of Cumberland's involvement on Saturday.
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First, the news:

Cumberland is UC's highest-usage player, but he's just their sixth-most efficient. He has been hampered to some extent by leg injuries - presumably the same thing that has him questionable for the Shootout - but part of his problem has just been a struggle to find his shot. He's shooting just .359/.300/.633 on the year and his EFG% is just 43%, marking its third consecutive year of decline from his high as a freshman.

Poor shooting and a career high turnover rate have combined to drop Cumberland's ORtg to 92.7 this season. Despite that, he easily leads the team with a usage rate of 29.8%. There's a case to be made from just the numbers that UC is a better offensive club without Cumberland on the floor, but I'm not sure I buy it. Either way, his participation on Saturday is ostensibly in doubt.

I'd be stunned if he doesn't play.