If Steve Masiello and the Manhattan Jaspers come into the KFC Yum Center and stun the second-ranked Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, they'll do so without the services of their best player.
Senior swigman George Beamon (19.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg) will not play in today's season-opener because of an ankle injury.
Beamon has led the Jaspers in scoring in each of the past two seasons, and led the entire Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 2011-12. He was also second on the team in rebounding a year ago.
Suffice it to say, this is a major blow for Manhattan.