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ESPN Reporter Has Latest On Kentucky's P.J. Washington

PJ Washington takes a shot against Tennessee.

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 02: PJ Washington #25 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball in the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena on March 02, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

In just a few hours, the Kentucky Wildcats will be in action against the Houston Cougars. No. 2 Kentucky dominated Abilene Christian in the first round of the tournament and then fought past No. 7 Wofford in the Round of 32.

The Wildcats' reward is a game against one of the hottest teams in the country. While Houston comes in as a No. 3 seed, the Cougars led the nation with 31 regular season victories.

Kentucky is a slight favorite (-2) in the contest. The availability of Wildcats star PJ Washington is the largest question mark heading into the Sweet 16 matchup.

Washington missed the past two games as he recovered from what the team said was a foot sprain.

The star forward had the boot taken off of his foot earlier this week, but his status for the game is still unknown.

According to ESPN reporter Michelle Steele, Washington is a game-time decision.

Washington led the Wildcats in points and rebounds per game during the regular season.

Kentucky has done just fine without him on the floor, winning its first two NCAA Tournament games. However, the Cougars offer a new challenge the Wildcats haven't seen this year.

Houston and Kentucky tip off tonight at 9:59 p.m. ET on TBS.