Kevin Punter Jr. out against LSU; Devon Baulkman will try to go

Tennessee senior point guard Kevin Punter Jr. is out for today’s game (TV: ESPNU, 5 p.m.) against LSU (16-10, 9-4) at Thompson-Boling Arena with a right foot injury.

First-year Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said Punter played through “a little ankle” injury during Thursday’s 80-70 loss to Kentucky at Rupp Arena. Punter scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half of the loss, playing 34 minutes.

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Punter leads the Vols in scoring at 22.2 points per game and is second in the SEC behind only Ole Miss guard Stefan Moody. Punter is 10th nationally in scoring.

Devon Baulkman left the game in the second half with an injured left shoulder, but will attempt to play today against LSU.

Baulkman went through pregame with his teammates. Punter did not dress for warmups.

Grant Ramey covers Tennessee men’s basketball. Follow him at twitter.com/GrantRamey