Kentucky’s star to undergo MRI on back

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Isaiah Briscoe will undergo an MRI after missing his second straight game on Friday night.

Briscoe injured his back after a hard fall in Kentucky’s win over Duquesne.

“They’re going to do an MRI tonight because they’re surprised it’s still bothering him,” head coach John Calipari said after a 111-76 win over UT-Martin. “Let’s hope it’s clear for his sake.”

Cal made sure to note that the MRI was precautionary.

Briscoe is averaging 18 points this season, Kentucky’s leading scorer. He was fifth in the latest NBC Sports Player of the Year Power Rankings.