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Kentucky’s star to undergo MRI on back

State Farm Champions Classic

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Isaiah Briscoe #13 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives down court against the Michigan State Spartans in the first half during the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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Isaiah Briscoe will undergo an MRI after missing his second straight game on Friday night.

Briscoe injured his back after a hard fall in Kentucky’s win over Duquesne.

“They’re going to do an MRI tonight because they’re surprised it’s still bothering him,” head coach John Calipari said after a 111-76 win over UT-Martin. “Let’s hope it’s clear for his sake.”

Cal made sure to note that the MRI was precautionary.

Briscoe is averaging 18 points this season, Kentucky’s leading scorer. He was fifth in the latest NBC Sports Player of the Year Power Rankings.