King could miss Big East tourney

Updated: March 8, 2010, 4:14 PM ET
Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- The 10th-ranked Villanova Wildcats could play the Big East tournament without forward Taylor King because of an undisclosed personal issue.

King was benched by coach Jay Wright for Saturday's loss against West Virginia. Wright said at Monday's practice there's a "teaching point" he's trying to make with King.

King is Villanova's second-leading rebounder. Wright said he'll decide in the next day or two what to do with King, who will travel to the tournament.

Wright said King is not in any trouble and did not break a team rule.

King said he's going through "personal stuff right now." He declined to reveal what is wrong, but said he will not be a distraction for the Wildcats.


Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press