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Ashton Gibbs To Play Saturday Against St. John's

Pitt men's basketball's leading scorer, guard Ashton Gibbswill return to play against St. John's Saturday after missing three games with a partially torn MCL.

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Gibbs, Pitt's leading scorer, said he will either wear a knee brace or tape his knee for the game, but he has not experienced much discomfort the past few days during practice and individual workouts. He also does not expect the knee to be a problem going forward.

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"It's close to 100 percent," he said. "I can feel it a little bit, but it's nothing major at all. It's definitely close to 100 percent. I'll just keep taking it day by day, rest it, ice it and keep playing on it."

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The Panthers haven't missed a beat without Gibbs, defeating West Virginia, 10th-ranked Villanova, and South Florida in his absence, but Gibbs' return is still good news for them - the Panthers are chasing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and their remaining games, which include matches against Villanova and Louisville, aren't easy.

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