Wednesday December 26th got better and better for Gorgui Dieng as the day went on. Dieng had an x-ray earlier in the day, which apparently looked good, considering he was able to return to full contact practice for the first time since Nov. 23rd.
After watching Dieng practice this afternoon, Rick Pitino tells Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports that he is 100 percent certain that Dieng will play against Kentucky on Saturday. ”He’s in great shape,” Pitino said. “His defensive timing is off, but he looks good offensively,” Pitino said.
Dieng’s parents, Momar Dieng and Seynabou Diagne will travel from Kebemer, Senegal to Louisville this weekend to see their son play for the first time.