Self says Udoka Azubuike was MVP in win over Seton Hall


Wichita — Hoping to receive 20 minutes from Udoka Azubuike on Saturday, Kansas coach Bill Self said he thought Azubuike was the team's most valuable player with the way he provided offense in the post and defended Seton Hall center Angel Delgado in a 83-79 win at Intrust Bank Arena.

"We won the game because of Dok," Self said. "That kid would've had 35 and 34 if Dok didn't play. I'm really, really thankful and proud of him for his attitude and coming back so quick."

Advancing to the Sweet 16, Self said he doesn't want to get caught up in how the team played as long as the Jayhawks continue to win.

"We have to win two more games to get where we want to go but so proud of our kids and certainly nobody can say they haven't had a great season," Self said. "Now we have to go make great (turn into) special."


Tim Orel 4 years, 3 months ago

I wish he'd said KU has four more games to go to get to where they want to get. Always (like Malik in the post-game interview) say you're going to win the tourney. Visualize, so you can realize.

Dirk Medema 4 years, 3 months ago

I seem to recall Coach talking in the past about breaking the season up into parts - non-con, conf, conf tourney, and then 3 two game tourneys.

"two more games to get where we want to go" is the next step, not the ultimate goal.

Jonathan Allison 4 years, 3 months ago

another way to interpret this is: Where we want to get = Final Four in SA, TX

He isn't stating what we want to do once we get there. It goes without saying that the goal of getting to a Final Four is to win the championship, right?

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