KU hopes Azubuike can re­turn by start of Big 12 play

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Kansas coach Bill Self is hope­ful that in­jured cen­ter Udoka Azubuike will be back on the floor by the time the sec­on­dranked 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. from Univer­sity School made his col­lege choice in a cer­e­mony tele­vised live on ESPN from Davie. The se­nior picked Duke over the North Carolina Tar Heels and Michi­gan State Spar­tans, his other two fi­nal­ists.

New Mex­ico: Head coach Paul Weir apol­o­gized for the ac­tions of some of his play­ers be­fore Tues­day’s game against ri­val New Mex­ico State in Las Cruces.

Weir said in a state­ment that he was ex­tremely dis­ap­pointed and wanted to apol­o­gize to ev­ery­one at New Mex­ico and at NMSU. He said he was em­bar­rassed and de­scribed the be­hav­ior as un­sports­man­like.

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