Still battling an oblique injury, Louisville Cardinals junior guard Chris Jones will likely miss his second straight game against the UConn Huskies this Saturday, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Jones was absent for this past Thursday’s win over the Houston Cougars, and his duties were handled by freshman Terry Rozier, who all-in-all, didn’t have a bad performance by any stretch of the imagination. He didn’t shoot the ball particularly sell, going just 3-for-10, but he handled the ball with relative ease and committed only one turnover.
However, this Saturday against UConn will be a much different animal than Houston was. The Huskies are a much better team defensively, so Rozier will need to step the game up that much more as he leads the 18th-ranked Cardinals.
Rick Pitino hasn’t given a timetable yet for Jones’ return, and it’s unlikely that he will before Saturday’s game.
Jones was the top-rated JUCO player coming out last season and has averaged 11.3 points and 2.9 assists per game for the defending champion Cardinals in his first year.