Villanova guard Maalik Wayns has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, and his playing status is day to day, a team spokesman said Thursday.
Wayns, who underwent an MRI exam Wednesday, was evaluated by team orthopedist Rob Good.
Wayns, the Wildcats' leading scorer with a 17.8-point average, suffered the injury during Tuesday night's 74-72 win over Providence at the Pavilion.
Villanova coach Jay Wright said the 6-foot-2 junior from Roman Catholic High initially felt a tweak in the knee as he escaped a trap in the first half, then tweaked it again in the second. Wayns left the game for good with 11 minutes, 31 seconds to play.