LEXINGTON - Leading scorer Gerald Fitch might be able to play when Kentucky takes on Georgia Saturday, but that doesn't necessarily mean Antwain Barbour will come out of the starting lineup.
Barbour had 10 points in Saturday's win over South Carolina when he replaced Fitch, who has an injured finger on his shooting hand, in the starting lineup. He came back Tuesday with a career-high 23 points in a 66-55 victory over Alabama.
"It's a very good possibility," said Kentucky coach Tubby Smith when asked if Barbour might remain in the starting lineup even if Fitch can play Saturday at Georgia.
"I was really impressed by the way he was able to do so many things. It was obvious he was the best player on the floor," Smith said. "When Antwain steps up, that makes a big difference. You can see him gaining confidence with every second he's on the court. I was very impressed with his energy level to start the game."