UConn men's basketball fell to Temple 81-63 on Wednesday night, but the Huskies may have gotten an even bigger loss when senior guard Jalen Adams left the game with a knee injury, later diagnosed to be a sprained MCL. He will undergo an MRI tomorrow to determine the severity of the injury.
The knock happened when Temple's J.P. Moorman dove into Adams' left leg going after a loose ball. Adams needed to be helped off the floor and did not return.
With only a month left in the regular season, Adams will likely miss much of the remaining schedule since even mild MCL sprains take weeks to heal. From there, UConn will need to hope he can return before the start of the AAC Tournament on March 14.
Despite Adams' inconsistent play this season, he's still the team's best player and the Huskies are better-positioned to make a run in the tournament with Adams in the lineup than on the bench. In 23 games this season, Adams is averaging a team-high 17.0 points in 29.4 minutes per game.
The Huskies were already without Alterique Gilbert at guard, who has missed the last three games with a sore shoulder suffered against Wichita State.
Without Adams and Gilbert, UConn has just three scholarship guards on the bench: Graduate senior Tarin Smith, junior Christian Vital and freshman Brendan Adams.