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College basketball injuries to watch for Saturday, January 28th

We take a look at who will be on the court and who won’t this Saturday in college basketball.

LSU Tigers guard Xavier Pinson celebrates with guard Brandon Murray against Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz during the second half at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a huge day of college basketball, but at this point in the season plenty of teams are just trying to stay as healthy as possible. With March right around the corner, the need for injury luck is never bigger than it is from this point in the season going forward.

We take a look at some of the players that are questionable for action on Saturday, January 29th in some key major-conference matchups.

#9 Duke vs. Louisville

Duke: Trevor Keels, OUT (calf)

#19 LSU vs. TCU

LSU: Xavier Pinson, game-time decision (knee)
LSU: Darius Days, available (ankle)
LSU: Tari Eason, probable (cramping)

Arizona State vs. #3 Arizona

Arizona State: Jay Heath, probable (suspension)
Arizona State: Kimani Lawrence, game time decision (illness)
Arizona State: Alonzo Gaffney, doubtful (face)
Arizona: Azuolas Tubelis, questionable (ankle)

#4 Baylor vs. Alabama

Baylor: James Akinjo, available (tailbone)
Alabama: Juwan Gary, probable (face)
Alabama: Darius Miles, out (knee)

#24 Illinois vs. Northwestern

Illinois: Kofi Cockburn, available (concussion)
Illinois: Andre Curbelo, OUT (Covid)

#12 Kentucky vs. #5 Kansas

Kentucky: TyTy Washington, available (ankle)
Kentucky: Jacob Toppin, available (ankle)
Kentucky: Daimion Collins, available (undisclosed)
Kansas: Zach Clemence, OUT (foot)
Kansas: Bobby Pettiford, available (undisclosed)

Mississippi State vs. #13 Texas Tech

MSU: Tolu Smith, out (knee)

Stanford vs. #7 UCLA

Stanford: Noah Taitz, questionable (lower leg)
UCLA: Johnny Juzang, questionable (Covid protocols)
UCLA: Jaylen Clark, out (concussion)