Basketball: WSU’s Lacy still out this week

Washington State will be without star guard DaVonte Lacy when it visits the Bay Area this week.

Cougars coach Ken Bone confirmed Tuesday that Lacy remains sidelined another 3 to 5 weeks after tests conducted to assess the progress of a rib cartilage injury he suffered Jan. 5 against Arizona State.

Lacy leads the Cougars in scoring at 17.7 points per game.

It’s been a rough few weeks for the junior guard, who underwent an emergency appendectomy on Dec. 28. He has played briefly in one game since — the ASU contest in which he sustained the rib injury.

WSU (8-8, 1-3 Pac-12) visits Stanford on Wednesday night, then Cal on Saturday afternoon.

The Cougars are averaging just 47.8 points in four Pac-12 games and three times have been held under 50. But they are coming off a 49-46 home victory over Utah.

Jeff Faraudo