McLemore Suffers Sprained Ankle In KU Win

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Ben McLemore scored 17 points before leaving in the final minutes with a right ankle injury, and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 61-44 victory over Baylor on Monday night.

McLemore hit a 3-pointer and then scored an alley-oop dunk off a feed from Elijah Johnson to make it 61-42 with 2:44 remaining. The Jayhawks were back on offense when the freshman appeared to turn his ankle, lying on the court for several minutes while a trainer examined it.

McLemore eventually stood up and was helped to the Kansas locker room.

In his press conference following the game, head coach Bill Self announced the injury as an ankle sprain and listed McLemore as day-to-day.

The injury was just about the only thing that didn't go right for Kansas (15-1, 3-0 Big 12), which won its 14th straight game to match the fourth-longest streak in the Bill Self era.

Freshman center Isaiah Austin had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bears (11-5, 3-1).


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