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Kansas G Kevin McCullar Out with Knee Injury vs. Baylor

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Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks will be without one of the key playmakers on Saturday against No. 13 Baylor with Kevin McCullar sidelined due to a knee injury.

McCullar told ESPN’s College GameDay crew that he’s, “A little banged up and may not be able to go tonight” ahead of the game and has now officially been downgraded to out.

 

The loss of McCullar is huge for Kansas as the Texas native has been one of the focal points of Bill Self’s team in 2023-24. The senior guard is currently averaging 19.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game in his fifth season of college basketball.

Coming out of high school, McCullar was listed as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports index and checked in as the nation’s 192nd-ranked prospect. He was also listed as the 42nd-ranked small forward in his class and the 19th-ranked player in the state of Texas.

McCullar has recorded 15 or more points in 19 straight games for Kansas this season with his biggest game of the year coming against Yale on December 22nd where he recorded 34 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block.

While the Jayhawks find themselves just one game back in the hunt for the Big 12 title, Kansas’ chances of taking down Baylor on Saturday just became increasingly more difficult without the assistance of McCullar. The game between the two Big 12 heavyweights tips off at 5:00 PM CT on ESPN.

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