NCAA restores Kibi's eligibility and he will be available to play for UALR on Saturday


Arkansas State at UALR
7 p.m. Saturday
Jack Stephens Center
   BTH has confirmed that the eligibility of UALR junior forward Eric Kibi has been reinstated by the NCAA. Kibi is expected to be available on Saturday when UALR hosts Arkansas State at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock. UALR first made the announcement during Tuesday’s UALR Tip-In Club Coaches’ Luncheon.
   Kibi has appeared in 16 games this season, averaging 5.3 points and 4.4 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game. His role in UALR’s rotation had been reduced in the weeks leading up to being declared ineligible.
   Since then, UALR has gone 4-2 in the games Kibi missed.
   On Wednesday, UALR Coach Steve Shields confirmed Kibi's restored eligibility and availability for Saturday, but he did not say whether Kibi would play.