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College basketball injuries to watch for Tuesday, January 18th

We take a look at who will be on the court and who won’t this Tuesday, January 18th in college basketball.

Baylor Bears guard James Akinjo drives to the basket past TCU Horned Frogs guard Francisco Farabello during the first half at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Update 8:00 p.m. Despite his listed doubtful status, it looks like Malik Osborne might be a go for the Seminoles tonight.

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.

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:

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.

No. 5 Baylor vs. West Virginia

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)

IUPUI vs. No. 19 Ohio State

Ohio State: Meechie Johnson, doubtful (face)
Ohio State: Seth Towns, out (back)

South Florida vs. No. 10 Houston

South Florida: Jake Boggs, questionable (undisclosed)
South Florida: Jalyn McCreary, questionable (undisclosed)

Houston: Jamal Shead, out (ankle)

No. 6 Duke vs. Florida State

FSU: Malik Osborne, doubtful (ankle)

No. 8 Wisconsin vs. Northwestern

Northwestern: Pete Nance, questionable (ankle)
Northwestern: Elyjah Williams, questionable (protocols)