Williams averaged 8.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 34.2 minutes in the first four games. He hasn’t played since a 75-67 loss to Old Dominion in the fifth-place game at the Charleston Classic.
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Back spasms first kept Williams from playing against Akron, and in an interview last week, Williams said he has been battling back pain for six years. Williams was cleared for non-contact practices in the days leading up to the Penn game. Grant hopes he remains healthy enough to play Saturday.
“I dont want to get ahead of myself,” Grant said, “because we have some hoops to jump through before we can get to that point, but certainly it’s been good to have him back for the last couple of days in practice. We’ll see how he progresses.”