Update 8:47 p.m. Osborne did warm up and is dressed and doesn’t have his walking boot on, but he won’t be in the starting lineup for FSU tonight.
No Malik Osborne in the starting line up for #FSU but he's still warming up.— Curt Weiler (@CurtMWeiler) January 19, 2022
Same starting five from Saturday at Syracuse: RayQuan Evans, Anthony Polite, Caleb Mills, John Butler, Naheem McLeod
Update 8:00 p.m. Despite his listed doubtful status, it looks like Malik Osborne might be a go for the Seminoles tonight.
Malik Osborne is currently on the court warming up - it looks like he will try to give it a go for tonight's huge matchup against Duke despite a lingering ankle injury.— Warchant.com (@Warchant) January 19, 2022
More at https://t.co/YxHkuawIpt
Update 4:45 p.m. Akinjo won’t be starting for the Bears, and it remains to be seen if he’s going to play at all.
Baylor point guard James Akinjo is not starting today against #WVU. He is the Big 12 leader in assists and the Bears' leading scorer. He did warm up, so he could play.— Justin Jackson (@bigjax3211) January 18, 2022
Update 4:40 p.m. Here’s the latest on James Akinjo as we’re just over 20 minutes from tip-off between Baylor and West Virginia in Morgantown:
Justin Jackson of The Dominion-Post on @SicEm365Radio both James Akinjo & Jeremy Sochan are both warming up in pregame at West Va., but it's not to a point players are yet in uniform so not sure if one or both will be available against the Mountaineers, but not a bad sign. #SicEm— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) January 18, 2022
As the heat of the college basketball conference season heats up, more and more players will be unavailable due to new or nagging injuries, COVID-19 health protocols, and other off-the-court matters as well. And for the sports bettor, the last-minute updating status of injuries can be the deciding factor in how to bet plenty of games on the board.
We take a look at some of the players that are questionable for action on Tuesday, January 18th in some key major-conference matchups.
Baylor: James Akinjo, questionable (tailbone)
Baylor: Jeremy Sochan, questionable (ankle)
West Virgina: N/A
No. 7 Kansas vs. Oklahoma
Kansas: Remy Martin, questionable (knee)
Kansas: Zach Clemence, doubtful (foot)
Oklahoma: Ethan Chargois, questionable (ankle)
Ohio State: Meechie Johnson, doubtful (face)
Ohio State: Seth Towns, out (back)
South Florida: Jake Boggs, questionable (undisclosed)
South Florida: Jalyn McCreary, questionable (undisclosed)
Houston: Jamal Shead, out (ankle)
FSU: Malik Osborne, doubtful (ankle)
Northwestern: Pete Nance, questionable (ankle)
Northwestern: Elyjah Williams, questionable (protocols)