Doron Lamb doubtful for SEC title game

Updated: March 12, 2011, 5:44 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Kentucky coach John Calipari said Saturday that starting guard Doron Lamb is probably doubtful to play against Florida in Sunday's SEC tournament championship game because of a sprained left ankle.

Lamb, a freshman from Queens, N.Y., was hurt in the closing minutes of the Wildcats' 72-58 victory over SEC West champion Alabama in the SEC tourney quarterfinals at the Georgia Dome.

Lamb, who is third on the team with 13.2 points and second with 60 3-pointers, was using crutches in UK's locker room after the game.

"[He] could be doubtful," Calipari said. "I don't know. He was pretty bad in there, but we'll see. [We'll] see how bad he wants to play."

Lamb, who scored 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting against the Crimson Tide, said he intends to play against the Gators.

"I'm playing tomorrow," Lamb said. "I've just got to get a lot of treatment on my ankle to get ready."

Kentucky guard DeAndre Liggins injured his left ankle a few minutes before Lamb was hurt. Liggins scored 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting against Alabama.

"I feel fine, just a minor tweak," Liggins said. "I came down on my ankle a little bit, but I'll be fine."

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