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KU coach Bill Self provides update on roster ahead of first-round matchup with EWU

Kansas coach Bill Self and sophomore guard Christian Braun spoke the media via a zoom call Wednesday afternoon ahead of the NCAA Tournament.

Self provided updates on KU's roster entering its first-round matchup with EWU. David McCormack is expected to return to the team on Friday. Jalen Wilson could be available to play in the second round on Monday.

Tristan Enaruna, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, wouldn't be able to return to the team until next weekend.

No. 3 Kansas will face No. 14 Eastern Washington at 12:15 p.m. Saturday inside Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

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Ochai Agbaji on importance of Jayhawks earning No. 3 seed in NCAA tourney

Kansas earned the No. 3 seed in the West region for this year’s NCAA tournament, which was revealed on Sunday.

Head coach Bill Self, senior Marcus Garrett and Ochai Agbaji spoke to reporters via a zoom call on Selection Sunday.

Kansas will face 14th-seeded Eastern Washington in the first round next Saturday in Indianapolis.

Game times will be announced later tonight.

KU is in a region with No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga, No. 2 seed Iowa, No. 4 seed Virginia, the defending champs from 2019, and No. 5 seed Creighton.

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Kansas coach Bill Self on being without two key players ahead of Big 12 tourney

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self announced Tuesday that the Jayhawks will be without junior forward David McCormack and sophomore wing Tristan Enaruna for this week’s Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

Self said both players had entered into COVID-19 protocol but did not reveal whether either tested positive for COVID-19 or was in the protocol for something else, like contact tracing.

The Jayhawks (19-8 overall, 12-6 Big 12) are the No. 2 seed in the Big 12 tournament and will play the winner of Wednesday’s 7-10 game between Oklahoma and Iowa State at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Dajuan Harris Jr. on playing key role in KU’s narrow win over UTEP

No. 13 Kansas found a way to earn a 67-62 win over UTEP Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

The Jayhawks didn’t lead until the home stretch of the game after being down by double digits for much of the regular-season finale.

Ochai Agbaji led KU with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting.

David McCormack added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Marcus Garrett finished with 11 points.

Kansas will now turn its attention to the Big 12 tournament.

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KU coach Bill Self on what stood out in win over UTEP in regular-season finale

No. 13 Kansas found a way to earn a 67-62 win over UTEP Thursday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

The Jayhawks didn’t lead until the home stretch of the game after being down by double digits for much of the regular-season finale.

Ochai Agbaji led KU with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting.

David McCormack added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Marcus Garrett finished with 11 points.

Kansas will now turn its attention to the Big 12 tournament.

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Christian Braun on mindset of Jayhawks after winning five consecutive games

Riding a five-game win streak, Kansas is set to travel to Texas on Tuesday.

The game is set to begin at 8 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.

KU is coming off a 67-61 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. Kansas is now 17-7 overall, including 11-5 in Big 12 play.

The Jayhawks will close out the season with matchups against Texas and Baylor this week.

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Kansas coach Bill Self on what he expects in rematch with Texas

Riding a five-game win streak, Kansas is set to travel to Texas on Tuesday.

The game is set to begin at 8 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.

KU is coming off a 67-61 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. Kansas is now 17-7 overall, including 11-5 in Big 12 play.

The Jayhawks will close out the season with matchups against Texas and Baylor this week.

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Kansas coach Bill Self on what stood out in 59-41 win over Kansas State

The Kansas men’s basketball team never trailed en route to its 59-41 win over Kansas State Wednesday night at Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 17, 2021.

Kansas senior Marcus Garrett led the Jayhawks with 14 points in the win.

Jalen Wilson added 11 points on the night.

But KU’s defense was the key to the team completing the season sweep of its rival.

Kansas will host Texas Tech at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Jalen Wilson after leading Jayhawks with 22 points against Cyclones

Kansas completed the season sweep of Iowa State with a 64-50 road win Saturday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum.

After not leading the entire first half, the Jayhawks scored six quick early points to take control of the contest. It marked KU's second win over Iowa State in three days following 97-64 home victory on Thursday.

Jalen Wilson led KU on Saturday with 22 points.

Kansas will travel to Kansas State on Wednesday.

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Jalen Wilson on mindset of Jayhawks ahead of two-game stretch against Cyclones

Coming off a home win over Oklahoma State on Monday, unranked Kansas will now turn its attention to an unusual stretch of games to close out the week.

KU will have a rare back-to-back two-game series with Iowa State this week. The Jayhawks will host the Cyclones on Thursday before traveling to Ames, Iowa on Saturday.

Entering this two-game stretch, Kansas is 13-7 on the year and 7-5 in Big 12 action. Iowa State, meanwhile, is 2-12 overall and winless in nine conference outings.

Kansas coach Bill Self, along with players Jalen Wilson and Christian Braun, spoke about the challenges and benefits of playing the same team twice in three days during its media availability on Wednesday.

Tipoff for Thursday’s matchup between KU and ISU is slated for 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.

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