KU hope­ful Azubuike re­turns by Big 12 play

The Bradenton Herald - - Sports -

Kansas coach Bill Self is hope­ful that in­jured cen­ter Udoka Azubuike will be back on the floor by the time the sec­ond-ranked Jay­hawks open Big 12 play against Ok­la­homa on Jan. 2.

The 7-footer sus­tained a se­vere high an­kle sprain when he landed awk­wardly on a Wof­ford player early in the Jay­hawks’ 72-47 rout on Tues­day night.

Azubuike was still not putting much weight on the an­kle Thurs­day, Self said, but he could be mov­ing in a walk­ing boot by the week­end.

Azubuike is av­er­ag­ing 12.1 points and 6.1 re­bounds this sea­son.

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Gon­zaga's Rui Hachimura (21) cel­e­brates his go-ahead bas­ket with team­mate Corey Kis­pert dur­ing the sec­ond half Wed­nes­day against Wash­ing­ton in Spokane, Wash. Top-ranked Gon­zaga won 81-79.

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