Kentucky basketball is starting the 2022-23 season a bit shorthanded.

Oscar Thisebwe, Sahvir Wheeler and Daimion Collins are all sidelined for Monday night’s game against Howard. The absences leave the Wildcats with 8 scholarship players available to face the Bison.

In his pregame radio comments, Kentucky coach John Calipari expressed optimism that Tshiebwe is getting closer to being able to play.

The Kentucky-Howard game is airing on the SEC Network.