Ulis suffered an elbow injury during the Wildcats' win over South Florida Friday night.
Adam Zagoria talked to Ulis' father, who gave an encouraging update:
Tyler Ulis' dad tells me Tyler is OK. X-Rays on elbow were normal. UK's next game is Monday.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 29, 2015
Here are Calipari's comments via VaughtsViews.com:
“You’re concerned about his health. Right now it’s just early. He won’t practice today just for the fact that I don’t want to have him banged up in a practice,” said Calipari Sunday. “Knowing him he’ll want to play, but we’ll just have to see. I mean, we’re playing a good team. Illinois State, I watched their Maryland game. They had Maryland beat. They’ve got their quick guard, (Paris) Lee; I’m not sure what we’ll be able to do with him. They’ve got a kid (DeVaughn Akoon-)Purcell that’s scoring 16-17 a game.
“Will be a tough matchup for us depending on how we play. They’ve got some veteran guys. They run. It’s not Princeton (offense); it’s more like a five-out where you’ve got to play it like you’re playing Princeton. But they do good stuff. So we’ve got a hard game. And without Tyler now, you have to understand the last six minutes of that half (against South Florida) and what we did the first five or six minutes of that second half, that was without Tyler. We were really good. It’s just they couldn’t sustain it.
“That’s what Tyler does. Tyler just keeps coming and he does not stop and he’s not going to make mistakes to let another team get back in the game. That’s the difference. That’s the experience.”