Willie Cauley-Stein (ankle) doubtful

ESPNAPI_IMG_NO_ALTEXT_Value

Kentucky coach John Calipari said he doesn't expect injured sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein to play in this weekend's Final Four.

Asked about Cauley-Stein's status on an NCAA conference call, Calipari said, "I doubt he plays. He will be on our bench, cheering like crazy."

Cauley-Stein injured his ankle during the first half of the Wildcats' Sweet 16 win against Louisville. He did not play in Kentucky's Elite Eight win over Michigan.

The sophomore big man was averaging 7.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks this season.

Calipari likely will turn again to Marcus Lee in the national semifinal game against Wisconsin on Saturday. Lee, a McDonald's All-American who logged mostly bench minutes for Kentucky this season, scored 10 points, pulled down eight rebounds and blocked two shots in 15 critical minutes against Michigan.

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 23129580. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 23129580.
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...