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Sport Azubuike scores career-high 31, No. 1 Kansas beats TCU 75-66

06:01  05 march  2020
06:01  05 march  2020 Source:   ap.org

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The graduate transfer scored 20 points in his first start for Kansas and helped the sixth-ranked Udoka Azubuike had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Marcus Garrett added 15 points for the Oklahoma shot 31 % from the field, including 8 of 29 from 3-point range. '' I thought we did a great job

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Udoka Azubuike walked gingerly into Allen Fieldhouse on his sore ankle and proceeded to score a career-high 31 points with 14 rebounds, leading top-ranked Kansas to a 75-66 victory over TCU on Wednesday night to clinch at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title.

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75 -63. @ CHAM. Kansas edged the No . 1 Bears, then the Aztecs lost for the first time this season and BYU knocked off the No. 2 Zags. Udoka Azubuike had 23 points and a career - high 19 rebounds and No. 3 Kansas held on to beat No . 1 Baylor 64-61 on Saturday, snapping the Bears'

Marcus Garrett scored a career - high 24 points, Devon Dotson added 19 and third-ranked Kansas rolled to an 87-70 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday to keep pace with No . 1 Baylor in what has become a two-team race toward the Big 12 title. Kansas ' Azubuike comes up with big block (0:24).

Azubuike was 13 of 14 from the field and also had five blocks just four days after hurting his ankle in a win over Kansas State. Devon Dotson added 18 points and he also gave coach Bill Self and about 16,000 fans a scare when he left briefly midway through the second with what appeared to be an ankle injury of his own.

BOX SCORE: KANSAS 75, TCU 66

Dotson returned a few minutes later, allowing Kansas (27-3, 16-1 Big 12) to begin the celebrations on Senior Night.

It was the 62nd regular-season conference title for the Jayhawks and it came one year after a third-place finish ended a run of 14 straight crowns. They can win outright with a win at Texas Tech on Saturday or with a Baylor loss at West Virginia.

The win was No. 500 for Self win at Kansas, ranking second the school behind only building namesake Phog Allen.

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The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of the University of Kansas . The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I and the team competes in

Azubuike is averaging 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 20.1 minutes per game even after getting just zero points and four rebounds in four minutes Either way, Kansas remains No . 1 in Wednesday morning's updated Top 25 And 1. The Jayhawks, for what it's worth, are the nation's only team that

Desmond Bane had 24 points for TCU (16-14, 7-10), sending him pass Dick O'Neal and Carven Holcombe and into third place in school history with 1,744 career points. Edric Dennis Jr. hit six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points.

Azubuike dominated the opening minutes of the game, scoring the first 10 points for Kansas. And when the Horned Frogs finally triple-teamed him down low, he deftly fed Marcus Garrett underneath a defender for an easy layup.

Compounding problems for TCU coach Jamie Dixon: His team hit just one of its first 10 field-goal attempts.

Dennis later made five 3-pointers in a flurry of a few minutes. The Horned Frogs finished the half by making nine of their last 10 shots and they had a 37-35 advantage at halftime.

TCU continued to fire away in the second half from beyond the 3-point line, where the Big 12's best team from the perimeter at one point hit nearly as many triples as it had attempted 2-point field goals.

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''We scored 66 points and it felt like we were on fire tonight,'' Self said. ''That's how hard it is to score in this league. Dotson averages 18 points per game, but the No. 2 scorer heading into the game was Azubuike with UP NEXT. Kansas : Visits Texas on Saturday. Oklahoma: Hosts TCU on Saturday.

The 2019–20 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team represents the University of Kansas in the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, which is the Jayhawks' 122nd basketball season.

Trailing 46-42 with 14:18 to go, Azubuike caught a pass inside and dunked. He added back-to-back blocks a few minutes later, each turning into buckets at the other end. By the time Christian Braun gathered a loose ball and converted a teardrop floater, the Jayhawks had put together a 15-1 run and built a 58-46 lead with 10:34 left.

The festive feel that suddenly swept through the Phog was quickly quelled when Dotson went down.

The All-America candidate was guarding the ball along the sideline when he took an awkward step and landed on his backside. He remained there until a dead ball and then hobbled straight to the bench, where he buried his face in a towel as one of the team's physicians checked on his left shin and ankle.

Dotson wound up sitting for just a few minutes, then returned to help Azubuike lead the Jayhawks to the finish line.

BIG PICTURE

TCU: The team was coming off a win over then-No. 2 Baylor that buoyed the Horned Frogs' hopes of slipping into the NCAA Tournament. But after hanging with the Jayhawks for a while, their second chance at springing a big upset in the span of a week came crashing down. They were done in by 14 turnovers and far too many foul troubles.

Kansas: Self's squad struggled to find much offense outside Azubuike until late in the game. The health of the 7-footer, along with that of Dotson and Garrett, will be crucial to watch as the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments approach.

UP NEXT

TCU: Hosts Senior Night against Oklahoma on Saturday.

Kansas: Wraps up regular season Saturday at Texas Tech.

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KU's Bill Self reveals NCAA regional choice, says all but two players are off campus .
LAWRENCE, Kan. - All but two of the Kansas Jayhawks' men's basketball players, who had hoped to be practicing Monday in Allen Fieldhouse in advance of a first-round NCAA Tournament game Friday in Omaha, Nebraska, instead were back in their respective hometowns tackling coronavirus concerns with their own family members. "Silvio and Udoka are both on campus and at this point in time plan to stay on campus,” KU coach Bill Self said Monday, referring to Luanda, Angola native Silvio De Sousa and Delta, Nigeria native Udoka Azubuike. “Everybody else is with their families including Tristan.

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