Sprained MCL sidelines Kansas' Udoka Azubuike

Kansas says Udoka Azubuike will not play in this week's Big 12 tournament in Kansas City after he sprained the MCL in his left knee during practice Tuesday.

In a statement, Jayhawks coach Bill Self said Azubuike was hurt in a scrimmage.

"It is isolated. It is a Grade 1 sprain," Self said. "We will hold him out this weekend in Kansas City, and he will be re-evaluated Sunday, and our expectation is that he'll be back on the court next week."

Azubuike, a 7-foot center, is averaging 13.7 points and 7.1 rebounds for the No. 9 Jayhawks.