Iowa State’s star point guard Tamin Lipsey is “day-to-day” with a sprained shoulder

Jan 16, 2024; Provo, Utah, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Tamin Lipsey (3) goes to the basket against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second half at Marriott Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports 

AMES — Iowa State head coach T.J. Otzelberger said Thursday that his starting point guard Tamin Lipsey is considered “day-to-day” because of a sprained shoulder.

 “As far as what that means for Saturday (at No. 19 TCU), we don’t know right now,” said Ozelberger, whose 24th-ranked Cyclones are coming off an 87-72 loss at No. 20 BYU. “It’s a day-to-day thing and we’ll continue to do what our medical staff (advises) and what’s in his best interests — his health and well-being. There’s nothing more I can really say about it at this point.”

 Lipsey — who leads ISU in scoring (14.5 points per game), assists (5.6) and steals (3.4) — has been dealing with the shoulder issue for a while and hasn’t practiced since Tuesday’s loss to the Cougars.

 “If he is able to play that would be great, but obviously we need to prepare like he’s not,” Otzelberger added.

If Lipsey’s unable to play, fellow guards Keshon Gilbert, Curtis Jones and Jackson Pazeletzke could all see their minutes rise.

“Everybody’s gotta step up, whatever happens,” Paveletzke said. “We’ll figure it out.”

The Cyclones (13-4, 2-2 Big 12) and the Horned Frogs (13-4, 2-2) tip off at 1 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) in Fort Worth.