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John Calipari on Willie Cauley-Stein: ‘I doubt he plays’

Mar 31, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

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Kentucky head coach all but ruled out sophomore center Willie Cauley-Stein from Saturday’s national semifinal against Wisconsin on Monday.

“I doubt he plays and he will be on our bench cheering like crazy,” Calipari said on a conference call Monday afternoon.

Cauley-Stein injured his left ankle early in Kentucky’s win over Louisville in the Sweet 16. He was in a walking boot and on crutches on the bench during Kentucky’s win over Michigan on Sunday.