February 13, 2018
Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) smiles as he meets Kansas guard Devonte' Graham (4) in the handshake line following the Jayhawks' 83-77 win over Iowa State, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. Graham went two of five from the free throw line in the final minutes.
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If Kansas basketball coach Bill Self trusted another player enough to put the basketball and game in his hands, Devonte’ Graham wouldn’t have a streak of nine consecutive 40-minute outings.
Iowa State’s Solomon Young went up for a short baseline jumper, and Kansas center Udoka Azubuike went up with him and made contact. The whistle blew, and 21 seconds into the second half, Azubuike picked up his third foul. He stole a glance toward the bench, figuring he would see Mitch Lightfoot being summoned to replace him. Lightfoot remained seated. “I thought (Kansas coach Bill Self) was going to take me out, to be honest with you, but he kept me in the game,” Azubuike said afterward. By Tom Keegan