Wisconsin will be short-handed as it goes on the road to take on No. 18 Iowa on Monday night.
On Monday afternoon, Wisconsin released a statement saying that starting guard Kobe King will not be playing against the Hawkeyes, saying he is “attending to a personal matter and did not make the trip to Iowa City.” The sophomore guard is averaging 10 points per game for the Badgers this season.
There were no further details provided from the program.
Kobe King will not participate in tonight’s game. He is attending to a personal matter and did not make the trip to Iowa City.
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 27, 2020
King struggled in his last outing against Purdue, finishing with just four points and two rebounds in Wisconsin’s 70-51 loss to the Boilermakers. He didn’t score in the game, missing all five shot attempts in the contest.
Wisconsin has notched some big wins this month, defeating Penn State and Ohio State on the road and posting a home victory over Maryland. But the Badgers have lost two of their last three games, falling to Michigan State and Purdue, with a win over Nebraska sandwiched in between the two.
Getting a win on Monday is going to be even more difficult against a good Iowa team without King in the lineup.