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Bill Self to Miss NCAA Tournament Game vs. Arkansas

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Michigan State

The Kansas Jayhawks will have to try and get to the Sweet 16 without their head coach. KU officially announced on Saturday morning that Bill Self will not coach on Saturday in their second round match up against the No. 8 seed Arkansas Razorbacks.

Self missed the entire Big 12 Tournament after a health emergency last Wednesday night forced him to go to the hospital, and while the recovery process is going well for Self, the team will be without him again on Saturday.


Self went into the hospital complaining of chest tightness and balance concerns, and after an assessment, he underwent a standard heart catheterization and had two stents placed for the treatment of blocked arteries.

Self missed KU’s game against Howard in the first round, which they went on to win by 28 points in the No. 1 vs. No. 16 match up in the West Region of the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

Assistant Norm Roberts will once again serve as acting head coach for the Jayhawks. KU is looking to defend its National Title from 2022. The No. 8 seed Razorbacks beat the No. 9 seed Illinois 73-63 on Thursday in their first round match up.

Kansas and Arkansas tip off at 4:15 CST on CBS for a trip to the Sweet 16.

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