Tennessee starting forward Josiah Jordan-James is out for Wednesday night’s contest against No. 1 Alabama in Knoxville. James was not present for pregame warm-ups with less than 30 minutes until tip-off.
James suffered an ankle sprain during the final minute of the game against Vanderbilt in Nashville last Wednesday night. The Tennessee senior has been day-to-day since that injury occurred.
James did not play in the game against Missouri that following Saturday night.
Josiah-Jordan James, a senior from Charleston, S.C., battled through a left knee injury throughout the early stretch of the season after undergoing an offseason procedure. James has played in 16 of Tennessee’s 25 games this season due to that injury.
James is currently averaging 9.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game to go along with 37.5 percent field goal shooting this season. The senior guard is shooting just a touch above 30 percent from behind the three-point line at 30.1 percent on the season.
No. 10 Tennessee will host No. 1 Alabama in Knoxville at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. ESPN2 will have the television broadcast.