Arinze Onuaku seems unlikely to play for the Orange when Syracuse takes on Gonzaga in a NCAA Tournament second round game Sunday afternoon.
Onuaku did not speak to media on Saturday, claiming to the Syracuse Post-Standard he was under orders from Sports Information Director Pete Moore.
Jim Boeheim did not say much about Onuakus availability for SUs next game. "He hasnt practiced," Boeheim said. "I wont play anybody who hasnt practiced."
It was not known if Onuaku practiced on Saturday because practice was closed to the media. Onuaku did not go out on the floor with his teammates for the start of practice.
The other members of the Orange seemed resigned to another game without their big man. Most talked about playing Gonzaga without him, even though none admitted to certain knowledge of his status.