UConn forward DeAndre Daniels is in a boot, and didn't practice, but head coach Kevin Ollie didn't rule him out for Thursday's game against Houston.
Speaking to reporters after practice on Wednesday, Ollie gave Daniels a 60-65 percent health rating and said the probability of him playing will determined during shoot-arounds on Thursday.
Here's Ollie on Daniels via Neill Ostrout of the JI.
“We’re not going to get him out here (to practice), especially if he’s about 60 or 65 percent,” Ollie said. “If we hold him out of shoot-around (Thursday) I probably won’t play him. We’ll see at 4 o’clock at our shoot-around.”Daniels injured his right ankle late in the first half against Rutgers and had to be helped off the floor. He returned to the game, but was limited in his play, though he did finish an athletic reverse layup.
The news is much better on guard Omar Calhoun, who missed Saturday's game with an ankle sprain. Calhoun should be ready to go, but has struggled this season with his shooting averaging 6.1 points and shooting 35.5 percent from the floor and 29.5 percent from 3-point range. Calhoun has had a diminished role in recent weeks with the improved play of Lasan Kromah.
The Huskies will welcome Houston, a team that it lost 74-71 on New Year's Eve in a game that remains the worst loss on the season. UConn trailed by 21 before rallying to tie the game late before falling. The Huskies are 16-4 and have won 5 of 6 and three straight. Houston is 11-9, 3-4 in the AAC.
The Huskies' Feb. 6 game at Cincinnati will be on ESPN as the Bearcats remain the top team in the league.