Tennessee's Angie Bjorklund missed another women's basketball practice Friday because of a right foot injury, and Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt all but ruled out the senior guard for Monday's game at Kentucky.
"We're not expecting her to play, and rightfully so,'' Summitt said. "We just don't want to fast-forward anything because there's a lot more basketball to play."
Fellow guards Taber Spani (shin) and Kamiko Williams (concussion) were back on the court for practice. Both players, who were sidelined on Thursday, did watch a few segments of the workout.
Although Bjorklund is Tennessee's top 3-point shooter and one of the team's leading scorers, she will be missed against Kentucky for her experience and steadying presence. Wildcats opponents average 25.4 turnovers a game (24 in SEC play). Kentucky's turnover margin is plus-8.1.
Freshman point guard Meighan Simmons conceded on Friday that she's starting to feel the effects of her initial collegiate season. She is making the necessary adjustments.
"When the season goes on and you have more games and you're traveling a lot, you need to eat a lot more and go to bed earlier,'' Simmons said. "Sometimes I stay up late doing homework. I'm trying to make sure I get things done ahead of time so I don't have to worry about it later on."