Kentucky PG Tyler Ulis is ‘day-to-day’ with right elbow injury

Tyler Ulis injured his right elbow in the second half of Kentucky's win over South Florida on Friday.
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Kentucky could head into Monday night's game against Illinois State without sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis. Ulis injured his right elbow in the Wildcats' 84-63 win over South Florida in the HoopHall Miami Invitational on Friday.

John Calipari said he's day-to-day on Sunday.

“I don’t think he’ll practice today, but it’s day to day. He’s moving it. I was there yesterday. I saw him yesterday. I haven’t seen him today yet. He overextended his elbow, but I think he’ll be fine. Should help his shooting.”

“Knowing him he’ll want to play, but we’ll just have to see. I mean, we’re playing a good team. Illinois State, I watched their Maryland game. They had Maryland beat. They’ve got their quick guard, (Paris) Lee; I’m not sure what we’ll be able to do with him. They’ve got a kid (DeVaughn Akoon-)Purcell that’s scoring 16-17 a game. Will be a tough matchup for us depending on how we play. They’ve got some veteran guys. They run. It’s not Princeton (offense); it’s more like a five-out where you’ve got to play it like you’re playing Princeton. But they do good stuff. So we’ve got a hard game. And without Tyler now, you have to understand the last six minutes of that half and what we did the first five or six minutes of that second half, that was without Tyler. We were really good. It’s just they couldn’t sustain it. That’s what Tyler does. Tyler just keeps coming and he does not stop and he’s not going to make mistakes to let another team get back in the game. That’s the difference. That’s the experience.”

Ulis is averaging 13.2 points, 4.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.