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Kentucky F Poythress hurt in celebration

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In the celebration on the court immediately after Kentucky’s 74-73 win over Wisconsin on Saturday night in the Final Four, Wildcats forward Alex Poythress appeared to injure a leg when teammates stormed the floor and jumped into a pile.

Poythress shouted in pain for his excited teammates to get off of him soon after the Badgers’ last-second shot missed and sent Kentucky into the national championship game on Monday night against Connecticut.

The 6-foot-8 sophomore later said the leg “just got caught on the bottom of a dog pile” and that he would be fine. However, Poythress was seen icing the knee.

Poythress finished with eight points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (29-10), providing a valuable inside contribution with center Will Cauley-Stein unable to play because of an ankle injury.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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