Jen Smith on Basketball

Thompson listed as questionable for Tennessee

There’s good news and bad news for Kentucky senior Janee Thompson, who sprained her left ankle late in the loss at Ole Miss on Thursday.

X-rays were negative on the ankle, which was on the same leg as the one she injured at South Carolina a year ago. But the guard is listed as questionable for the ninth-ranked Cats game against No. 18 Tennessee at Memorial Coliseum on Monday night.

There were no residual effects to Thompson’s surgically repaired broken fibula and dislocated ankle from last season, a team spokesman said.

Kentucky Coach Matthew Mitchell is expected to update Thompson’s status on Sunday at his regularly scheduled news conference to preview the game with the Lady Vols (12-6, 3-2 Southeastern Conference).

If Thompson is unable to play, then Kentucky (14-3, 3-3) will be down to three available guards in junior Makayla Epps and freshmen Maci Morris and Taylor Murray.

Thompson, who has started in all 17 games this season, is second on the team in scoring (12.2) and leads UK in assists per game with 5.6. The senior is averaging 32.9 minutes a game.