KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -Guard Varez Ward injured his right knee during warmups prior to No. 3 Texas' game against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night and was taken away on a stretcher.
A spokesman said Ward, who has started at both point and off guard, would not play against Pittsburgh in the championship game of the CBE Classic. He was averaging 23 minutes and 6.7 points for the Longhorns, who came into the game 3-0.
Ward was put on a gurney and wheeled into the Texas dressing room. He collapsed to the floor while in the layup line. The extent of the injury was not immediately known.

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