AP Sports Writer
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Trae Golden has a strained right hamstring that likely will prevent him from playing Saturday at Arkansas.
Golden injured the hamstring late in the first half of a 58-57 victory over Vanderbilt and sat out the rest of the game. Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin said Thursday that an MRI revealed a strain and that Golden was "very doubtful" for the Arkansas game.
Although Golden fell out of the starting lineup on Jan. 12, the 6-foot-2 junior ranks third on the team in scoring (10.0) and fourth in minutes (26.9).
Golden's injury likely will create more playing time for sophomore walk-on Brandon Lopez. After not appearing in five straight games, Lopez played 10 minutes against Vanderbilt and had three assists without any turnovers.
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