- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 22, 2009

BOISE, IDAHO (AP) - Marquette guard Dominic James will try to make an improbable comeback from a broken foot in the Golden Eagles’ NCAA tournament game against Missouri on Sunday.

The school announced that James has been cleared to return to the court. Coach Buzz Williams said in a statement that he wasn’t sure how much James would be able to contribute. James was not listed in the starting lineup released about an hour before gametime.

“The thing that I’m excited about is we’re going to give him an opportunity to close out his career in the best way he possibly could,” Williams said.

James, who averaged 11.4 points a game and was perhaps the team’s best defender, broke a bone in his left foot on Feb. 25 in the opening minutes of Marquette’s loss to Connecticut.

He wasn’t expected to return, and the team struggled in his absence before beating Utah State in Friday’s first-round NCAA matchup.

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