Is Kevin McCullar playing vs. BYU? Latest on the Kansas Jayhawks basketball star’s injury status

Find out Kevin McCullar’s status for tonight’s game against BYU and what head coach Bill Self said about his injury.

Jan 10, 2024; Orlando, Florida, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Kevin McCullar Jr. (15) shoots a three
Jan 10, 2024; Orlando, Florida, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Kevin McCullar Jr. (15) shoots a three / Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin McCullar, the leading scorer in the Big 12 returned after a two-game absence to help the Kansas basketball team defeat Oklahoma on the road. However, he tweaked the same knee he had a bone bruise in and missed KU's previous contest vs. Texas.

The former Texas Tech Red Raider has missed several games this year, and his injury is something the coaching staff expects him to deal with for the remainder of the season. Will he play tonight when the Jayhawks and BYU Cougars square off in Allen Fieldhouse?


According to head coach Bill Self, McCullar will look on from the sidelines today. Here is what he said in his postgame press conference after Saturday's victory.

“My concern is: Will he play again this year?” Self said. “It’s not a day-to-day deal; it’s a week-to-week deal. He obviously won’t go on Tuesday [against BYU]. I’m not going to put him out there because he’s missed so much time, even though you can look at games and number of games missed, but that’s not the story. The story is he played against OU and (before that) had two days of a little bit of practice and then played."

“The big thing is, I’d like to have [McCullar] for the postseason, where he’s in rhythm and our team has a chance to be the best it can be going into the second week of March,” he added later on. “But I’m hoping we get him back. It’s not anything that I’m thinking is going to happen tomorrow or Monday. I don’t think that at all.”

Nick Timberlake, who has been playing much better as of late, will start in McCullar's place today. We will continue to provide injury updates on KU's star guard.