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Kentucky’s Ulis SEC player of week; Briscoe ‘doing fine’

Herald-Leader Staff Report

Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis, center, shot a three-point basket in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Louisville, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis, center, shot a three-point basket in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Louisville, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Herald-Leader

University of Kentucky sophomore Tyler Ulis was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday

Ulis matched a career high with 21 points with a career-best four three-pointers in Saturday’s 75-73 win over Louisville.

The Chicago native also dished out a game-high eight assists, one shy of matching a career best, and he committed one turnover in 39 minutes.

The 5-foot-9 guard was named the Bluegrass Sports Commission Most Valuable Player of the game for the second straight season, becoming the first multi-year winner since the award’s inception in 2010.

Ulis was also named NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk’s national player of the week for his efforts.

In two career games against Louisville, Ulis has 35 points, 10 assists, one turnover and six three-pointers in 65 minutes.

This week’s honor marks the second of the season for Ulis, who also won SEC Player of the Week on Nov. 23.

Report: Father says Briscoe OK

X-rays taken on the left ankle of Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe were negative, Briscoe’s father told SNY.TV on Sunday.

Briscoe injured the ankle during warm-ups Saturday and did not play against Louisville.

He’s doing fine,” George Briscoe said. “The doctor called us and said he’s fine. He said he’s gotta stay off of it for a couple days. It’s swollen but just stay off of it for a couple of days.”

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