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BLOOMINGTON n Adam Dauksas still looked like an extra from the television series M*A*S*H Thursday at Shirk Center.

And the Illinois Wesleyan senior admitted the blow to the forehead that required nine stitches is still causing some discomfort.

Yet, Dauksas expects to be in the starting lineup Saturday when IWU meets North Park in its 7:30 p.m. regular-season finale at Shirk Center.

"I didn't feel so hot when I woke up this morning," Dauksas said before practice Thursday afternoon. "But I slept most of the afternoon and I feel a lot better now."

The Titans' career assist leader, Dauksas does not know how he was injured late in regulation of Wednesday's overtime loss to Augustana.

"I don't even remember, to tell you the truth. It hurt, though," he said. "I probably shouldn't have gone back in. But there was no way I wasn't going to go back in."

IWU trainer Bill Kauth said Dauksas suffered a mild concussion but will be allowed to play Saturday.

"Tape it up and just play. It doesn't matter how you look, I guess," Dauksas said. "We just have to get some wins now. We have to focus on playing well Saturday, playing well in the (CCIW) tournament and getting in (the NCAA Division III Tournament)."

Ranked No. 10 nationally, Wesleyan is 18-5 overall and 8-5 in the CCIW. A win over North Park would clinch either the second or third seed for the CCIW Tournament Feb. 24-25 in Rock Island.

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