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Dererk Pardon remains out vs. Michigan State

NCAA Basketball: Legends Classic-Texas vs Northwestern Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern will once again be without its starting center on Friday night, as reported by Jon Rothstein.

Pardon, Northwestern’s leading rebounder and shot blocker, has been sidelined with a right-hand injury for the past seven games. The lefty injured it late in the second half in Northwestern’s win over Wake Forest, and Chris Collins was hoping to have Pardon back for Big Ten play. The injury clearly hasn’t progressed as he had hoped, and Collins will once again have a thin rotation against Michigan State.

The Wildcats will look to extend its nine-game win streak Friday night at the Breslin Center. Michigan State, who is coming off a big comeback overtime win against Minnesota, will likely be without its star freshman Miles Bridges who has been recovering from a high-ankle sprain. Bridges is listed as doubtful.