(AP) SAN JOSE, Calif. - Before Murray State coach Billy Kennedy could really start talking basketball, he had an important injury update: Starting guard B.J. Jenkins is just fine after slicing his finger while cutting down the net following the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.
Kennedy knows he's going to need every one of his players at full strength for Thursday's NCAA tournament opener against fourth-seeded and favored Vanderbilt.
Jenkins needed staples to close the wound in his non-shooting left hand but is now 100 percent.
Not everybody thinks this will be a walkover for the Commodores.
President Barack Obama is among those picking the Racers in an upset. Kennedy figures Obama probably got a few more votes from the people in Murray, Ky.
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