Kansas center Udoka Azubuike to miss Big 12 Tournament with injury

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Kansas will be without big man Udoka Azubuike during the Big 12 Tournament this week after he sprained his left knee in practice on Tuesday, the school announced.

The sophomore 7-footer sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee as Kansas is hopeful that he’ll be back by the NCAA tournament. Azubuike is putting up 13.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Jayhawks as he’s been the only big man Kansas can fully trust this season.

Without Azubuike in the lineup, it’ll be interesting to see how Kansas opts to play as they’ll be forced to use a lot of small-ball lineups and inexperienced frontcourt players.