Kansas center Udoka Azubuike sprained his knee, will not play in Big 12 Tournament

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) works around West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate (50) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Kansas defeated West Virginia 77-69. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansas center Udoka Azubuike sprained his left knee during a practice on Tuesday and will miss the Big 12 Tournament, according to Kansas basketball coach Bill Self.

Self said the team expects Azubuike to play in the NCAA Tournament though.

“In practice yesterday (March 6), Udoka (Azubuike), sprained his medial collateral ligament in his left knee during a scrimmage situation. It is isolated. It is a grade one sprain, said Self in a statement.

"We will hold him out this weekend in Kansas City and he will be reevaluated Sunday and our expectation is that he’ll be back on the court next week," said Self.

Azubuike is averaging 13.7 PPG and 7.1 RPG this year for the Jayhawks.