According to the Indianapolis Star’s David Woods, Butler All-Big East guard Kamar Baldwin is “day-to-day” with an ankle injury and was in a boot following Tuesday night’s New Year’s Eve win against St. John’s:
Baldwin injured his ankle following an awkward fall after contact from a St. John’s defender after making a layup with 13:53 left in the first half.
While he would return in the first half and initially showed no signs of being worse for wear, draining three, three point shots to close the first half, it looks like the ankle injury flared up again during the second half.
Baldwin was noticeably slowed down and left the second half for an extended period of time before returning around the 9 minute mark.
However, the damage had been done, as St. John’s went on a 37-9 run as Butler struggled to handle their full-court pressure–exasperated by Baldwin’s absence.
Baldwin gutted it out though and scored 5 huge points down the stretch including a made three pointer and difficult one-handed righty floater–helping the Bulldogs survive St. John’s 60-58 on the road.
He led the Bulldogs with 19 points (7-13 FG, 5-8 3PT), 2 rebounds, and 2 assists in 27 minutes of game action.
Butler takes on the Creighton Blue Jays (11-2) next at home on Saturday, 12 PM EST on FS1, and Baldwin’s status will be a major situation to monitor.