Kansas holds Billy Preston out vs. Kentucky to look at 'financial picture' of car

After missing the season opener last week due to breaking curfew, Kansas was anticipating coveted freshman Billy Preston to make his debut in the star-studded Champions Classic on Tuesday night.

But no. The program announced -- less than an hour before tip vs. Kentucky -- that Preston is being withheld from competition because he got into a one-car accident on Kansas' campus Saturday. Three days removed from the episode, school officials are seeking more information regarding the incident before allowing Preston to play.

The key phrase here is "we needed a clearer financial picture specific" to the car Preston was in. With that, more questions will come.

Without Preston, Kansas defeated Kentucky 65-61. After the game, Self was not asked a question in his abbreviated press conference about the Preston situation. 

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