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Bill Self Says Kevin McCullar Jr. Won’t Play vs. BYU, Calls Him ‘Week-to-Week’

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After Kansas beat Texas 86-67 on Saturday without Kevin McCullar Jr., head coach Bill Self got ahead of their next game’s update, saying his senior would also be out for Tuesday against BYU.

McCullar has now missed three of the last four games for the Jayhawks due to a lingering bone bruise on his knee, and it will be four of five after Tuesday.


Bill Self said after the Texas game, “My concern is, ‘Will he play again this year.’ It’s not a day-to-day deal, it’s a week-to-week deal. He obviously won’t go on Tuesday [vs. BYU]. I’m not going to put him out there because he’s missed so much time… he played against OU and had two days of a little bit of practice and then played, and he wasn’t effective and it didn’t feel good at all. He’s going to practice for a good week before we put him out there so we know he can go and it doesn’t get worse. The big thing is, I’d like to have him for the postseason… I’m hoping we get him back, but I don’t think it’s something that’s going to happen tomorrow or Monday.”

The senior guard is currently averaging 19.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game in his fifth college basketball season. McCullar has recorded 15 or more points in 19 straight games for Kansas this season, with his biggest game of the year coming against Yale on December 22nd, where he recorded 34 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block.

Kansas hosts BYU on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

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