He took an elbow to the mouth from Arkansas guard Courtney Fortson less than two minutes into Saturday's game here that appeared to break off part of his two front teeth. However, less than two minutes later he was back in the game and had 18 points, 14 rebounds, two steals, one blocked shot and one assist in 17 minutes in the 101-70 victory.
"Yeah, that was early in the game. It was the first layup I took and my elbow got him inadvertently. I told him later (in the game) I didn't mean to and it was all just fun and games," said Fortson.
Kentucky coach John Calipari said "one little guard hit him in the mouth" and that his teammates were giving him a hard time after the game.
How upset was Cousins, who was not available to the media?
"He was going out tonight, but not now. He does not look good," freshman teammate Daniel Orton said. "Both his upper two front teeth have pieces gone. He said they were fake any way and they had been knocked out before. But he doesn't look too good."
Teammate Eric Bledsoe said Cousins had the teeth knocked out during an AAU game a few years ago.
"They were fake. That's why he took it so well," Bledsoe said. "But for him not to go out, you know he has to be looking pretty bad."