Udoka Azubuike is having one of the best seasons in the Big 12, but he may not get to see the court on Wednesday when KU plays its final game of the season at Allen Fieldhouse, which also happens to be Senior Night for the big man.
Azubuike rolled his right ankle during Saturday’s 62-58 win over Kansas State in Manhattan is listed as “questionable”, according to head coach Bill Self, for the Jayhawks’ game against TCU.
“Hopefully he’ll be able to play Wednesday,” Self said on Sunday. “But we can’t count on that right now.”
Azubuike was seen in a walking boot on Sunday and his head coach added, “He just turned his ankle. But it swelled a lot. … I’m hopeful that he can be ready to go for Senior Night, but I think he’s questionable at this point.”
Azubuike still played in the game, contributing 10 minutes in each half, but he did not look like himself. Marcus Garrett, who has become a reliable No. 3 for Self and the Jayhawks, was also hammered by lingering lower leg and foot injuries, which were apparent on Saturday against Kansas State.
Garrett is expected to be ready for Wednesday’s game against the Horned Frogs, which will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
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