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Thomas misses practice; expected to play Wednesday against Baylor

Dec 8, 2016; Iowa City, IA, USA;  Iowa State Cyclones guard Matt Thomas (21) brings the ball up court against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won 78-64. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Prohm said senior guard Matt Thomas didn’t practice on Sunday after being limited by a foot injury in Iowa State’s come-from-behind win over Texas Tech on Friday. Thomas sat out most of the second half after a minor injury he’d suffered previously flared up during in the game.

Prohm didn’t know for sure what Thomas’ status would be for practice on Monday, but didn’t rule him out of Wednesday’s game against Baylor (7 p.m. on ESPNews) even if he does sit out.

“He kinda knows what we’re doing. He knows our attack,” Prohm said during his press conference on Monday. “Monte (Morris) was joking, I think, this was the first practice he’d missed in four years. So if he can’t practice, we’ll sit him out today. I’d rather have him ready for Wednesday because we’re going to need him. Need his perimeter shooting for sure. So I’ll see Vic when I get back over, but I haven’t heard anything yet. But if he sits out today, that’s not a big deal, but he’ll play Wednesday for sure.”

If Thomas, who is averaging 11.8 points and shooting 36 percent from 3-point range this season, is able to play, Prohm wasn’t sure whether or not he would be limited from being full-go.

“Wait and see,” Prohm said. “I didn’t know he’d be limited Friday. Just coming out of half they told me he wasn’t feeling really well.”

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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