Playing just eight minutes in the team’s home loss vs. South Carolina on Tuesday, UK head coach John Calipari confirmed the 6-foot-4 guard was dealing with back spasms. Associate to the Head Coach Bruiser Flint added Friday morning that Wallace remained “day-to-day” and was officially listed as questionable going into the team’s matchup at Tennessee.
The night before the rivalry game, though, the plan is for Wallace to play, barring any setbacks leading up to the opening tip. It’ll be his first battle against the runner-up in his high school recruitment, with the Volunteers joining Texas and UTSA on the former five-star prospect’s list.
Wallace is averaging 11.6 points per game on 47.0% shooting and 41.9% from three to go with 3.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals in 30.9 minutes per contest. He’s scored in double figures on nine occasions this season, headlined by a career-high 27-point effort in Kentucky’s win over Florida A&M.
With the Wildcats in desperate need of a victory, the standout freshman is set to rejoin his teammates in the lineup at Thompson-Boling Arena.