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Basketball: Richard Solomon to miss Syracuse game with corneal abrasion to right eye

Cal senior forward Richard Solomon has been medically ruled out for the Golden Bears’ game against No. 8 Syracuse this afternoon in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.

Solomon sustained a right corneal abrasion in the second half of Monday’s 85-77 victory over Arkansas.

He has averaged 11.0 ppg. and 11.4 rpg. in Cal’s first five contests this season. Solomon had started the previous 22 games and appeared in the last 38 contests for the Bears entering Tuesday.

He scored 22 points in Cal’s NCAA tournament loss to Syracuse last season.

Solomon had 11 points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocks in 20 minutes of action in the victory against the Razorbacks.

Jeff Faraudo