Chris Jones will play against Missouri State

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said junior point guard Chris Jones will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night. Jones missed the Western Kentucky game with a wrist injury. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

University of Louisville junior guard Chris Jones said he figured he would miss a couple of games with his sprained right wrist.

But on Monday afternoon, U of L coach Rick Pitino said Jones was back at practice and he's expected to play on Tuesday night when the Cardinals meet Missouri State at 9 o'clock.

Jones missed the WKU game after suffering the injury last week in practice.

"He practiced this morning and seemed great," Pitino said. "No ill effects from it."

The 5-foot-11 Jones is second on the team in scoring at 14.9 points a game. He also averages 2.8 rebounds and is second on the team in assists with 23 and tied with Russ Smith for a team-high 18 steals through 10 games.