Kentucky came out of halftime with Skal Labissiere in the starting lineup and Marcus Lee on the sideline Thursday night.
The ESPN broadcast reported that Lee is “questionable” to return with a “lower back injury” against Tennessee. Trainers were seen massaging his back in the corner of the arena.
Lee had four points and four rebounds before exiting, including an emphatic first-half slam on an alley-oop from Tyler Ulis.
Kentucky is also missing senior forward Alex Poythress, who is out until at least next week with a right knee injury.