INDIANAPOLIS - There probably hasn't been so much attention focused on a Truck since the days of Bigfoot, the Ultimate Monster.
National networks, newspapers and Web sites have zeroed in on West Virginia point guard Truck Bryant all this week.
Would he or wouldn't he play in the Final Four?
The answer appears to be a definitive no.
Bryant shuffled around at West Virginia's shootaround Friday and took a few shots. He did not run, however, nor is he expected to tonight against Duke.
After the shootaround, Bryant was receiving treatment on his broken fifth metatarsal.
"I'm progressing day by day,'' Bryant said. "I'm really just enjoying the experience. Today was my first day of getting out there, getting shots up.
"I'm hoping [the Mountaineers] extend this to Monday, so I can try to practice Sunday.''
Bryant said he would love to get into the Duke game today.
"I don't care if it's for two seconds,'' he said.
The 6-foot-2 sophomore smiled when asked if he saw this Final Four run coming from the Mountaineers.
"I knew we had the potential,'' he said. "I knew we could be national champs. I'm confident in my team. It's great to see the hard work pay off.''