Bill Self: Azubuike staying in was 'obviously the wrong thing' for KU vs. Oklahoma
After allowing Udoka Azubuike to remain in the game against Oklahoma — an 85-80 KU loss — despite the Sooners intentionally fouling, KU coach Bill Self explained his thought process in the post-game press conference.
“It was obviously the wrong thing to do to win this game," Self said. “Hopefully, it doesn’t hurt him moving forward.”
Self said the move was for the long-term, noting he would want Azubuike to be on the court down the stretch in games later this season.
“I’ve never believed that you take out one of your best players,” Self said, “because you show him you don’t have confidence in him.
"It was a bad decision. It was on me, for this game."