California guard Tyrone Wallace will be out three to five weeks after sustaining a fracture in his right head, meaning the Golden Bear’s top player will miss the entire NCAA tournament, the school announced Thursday.
The injury to Wallace’s non-shooting hand occurred during practice Wednesday night.
Wallace also missed five games earlier this season with a fractured right hand.
The 6'5" senior leads the Golden Bears with an average of 15.3 points, 4.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 32.2 minutes per game this season.
No. 4 Cal faces No. 13 Hawaii in the first round of the NCAA tournament at 2 p.m. ET on Friday.
- Erin Flynn