Texas junior forward Sims out with back injury

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas junior forward Jericho Sims has been struggling with a back injury that is still being evaluated as the Longhorns get ready to play at Iowa State. Coach Shaka Smart says the injury has bothered Sims for several weeks. He had remained in the starting lineup and averages 9.7 points and a team-high 8.2 rebounds. It was unclear if Sims will play Saturday. The Longhorns and are in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season and third time in five years.

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