LEXINGTON, Kent. – It sounds like Kentucky, which didn’t need Alex Poythress to pummel Florida, will get the senior forward back for Tuesday night’s game at Georgia.
Poythress missed the Florida game with a right knee injury. That snapped a streak of 14 straight starts for Poythress, who is averaging 10 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari initially said during Monday’s SEC teleconference that Poythress remained day-to-day and was unlikely to practice that afternoon. He left it at that.
But later, assistant coach John Robic said Poythress was “doing OK. Day to day. I expect him to play (Tuesday).”
Poythress is a rare senior for the Wildcats, due to an injury-marred career. He started 31 games his freshman year, averaging 11.2 points and six rebounds per game, then came off the bench as a sophomore, and then was limited to eight games last year because of an ACL injury.
Kentucky (17-6, 7-3 SEC) routed Florida 80-61 last Saturday at Rupp Arena. Georgia (13-8, 6-4) is coming off a 10-point home victory against Auburn.