LSU will be one more down, as freshman G Tim Quarterman is absent. He went home to Savannah for a family friend's funeral.
That leaves #LSU with 9 scholarship players and 2 walk-ons available to take on 18th-ranked Kentucky (3 p.m. | ESPN). The 6-foot-6 Quarterman, who is expected back at practice Monday, averages 2.6 points and 2 rebounds a game and is tied for third on the team with 45 assists.

Without Quarterman, point guard Anthony Hickey and shooting guard Andre Stringer will have to avoid foul trouble and play bigger against the Wildcats' three-guard lineup -- James Young, Aaron Harrison and Andrew Harrison, all of whom are 6-6.