Kansas Jayhawks guard Kevin McCullar misses game vs. Texas Longhorns due to injury

Kansas star Kevin McCullar didn’t play in KU’s game against Texas on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

In his place, Kansas guard Nick Timberlake joined the starting lineup. McCullar didn’t warm up and was seen in street clothes during KU’s warmups.

Kansas coach Bill Self said in KU’s pregame radio show that McCullar’s knee was sore and he’s probably “week to week,” regarding availability.

McCullar’s absence is due to a lingering bone bruise on his knee, which has already caused him to miss three Big 12 games before Saturday.

After missing two games, McCullar returned to action for the Oklahoma game on Feb. 17 and reinjured his knee.

Kansas coach Bill Self stated on Thursday that McCullar’s status vs. Texas was unknown.

“I don’t know (if he’ll play). He hasn’t done anything yet this week,” Self said. “We’ll probably wait and see if he’s able to do anything (Thursday). (Thursday) will probably determine if he plays on Saturday as much as anything. I probably won’t tell you guys that.”

McCullar averages a team-leading 19.0 points on 46.3% shooting while also grabbing 6.4 rebounds per game.

McCullar’s replacement — Timberlake — has started two games this season (vs. Baylor on Feb. 10 and Texas Tech on Feb. 12) in place of McCullar. In his starts, Timberlake is averaging 10.5 points per game on 53.3% shooting. He also averages 2.5 rebounds a game.