UK Men's Basketball

Kentucky’s Poythress sits out Florida game

Kentucky forward Alex Poythress, right, drives past Vanderbilt center Damian Jones in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted Vanderbilt University, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
Kentucky forward Alex Poythress, right, drives past Vanderbilt center Damian Jones in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted Vanderbilt University, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Herald-Leader

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team was without senior starting forward Alex Poythress when it took the floor against the Florida Gators on Saturday.

A UK spokesman said Poythress was sitting out the game with an injury to his right knee. Poythress missed most of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The 20th-ranked Wildcats (16-6) went with Marcus Lee up front in place of Poythress.

Poythress is averaging 10.0 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

UK said Poythress’s status is day-to-day.

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