Cliff Alexander won't play against Texas as KU looks into potential issue

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander watches warmups on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas University officials announced that Alexander will not play against Texas after they were alerted to a potential eligibility issue involving Alexander by the NCAA.

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander watches warmups on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas University officials announced that Alexander will not play against Texas after they were alerted to a potential eligibility issue involving Alexander by the NCAA.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Less than a couple of hours before Kansas University’s men’s basketball Saturday home game against Texas, the school announced one of its starters won’t play.

KU freshman big man Cliff Alexander, athletic director Sheahon Zenger said in a statement, will be held out “as a precautionary measure.”

“The NCAA has alerted us to an issue that could affect Cliff’s eligibility,” Zenger said. “As a precautionary measure Cliff will not take the court until we have resolved the issue.”

“We are committed to NCAA rules compliance,” KU head coach Bill Self said.  “and we want to make sure that we take every precaution to minimize the impact on Cliff.”

Zenger said Kansas would have no further comment until the issue is resolved.