As injuries continue to strike Indiana’s frontcourt, the Hoosiers are moving forward without 6-foot-9 forward Tim Priller.
Priller, a little-used junior, is currently ineligible as he deals with a progress-toward-degree issue. Priller recently added a second major and has not met the NCAA requirement for progress-toward-degree, which calls for student-athletes to fulfill certain requirements for their majors throughout their academic careers in order to stay eligible.
Indiana is currently appealing the decision.
The progress-toward-degree ruling means Priller can practice, dress for home games and sit on the bench with the team at Assembly Hall, but he cannot play or travel.
Priller has not played since Dec. 19, and was not with the team for recent trips to Maryland and Penn State.
“We’re working through it,” IU coach Tom Crean said. “It’s been going on for a little bit here and it’s unique. He’s got so many credits, but at the same time it’s a progress-toward-degree situation.”
Priller has appeared in eight games this season. He scored a career-high four points against Houston Baptist on Dec. 10.
He is the fourth Indiana forward that is currently unavailable. Collin Hartman, OG Anunoby and Juwan Morgan are each dealing with injuries.