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Udoka Azubuike Questionable For Senior Night

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NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Udoka Azubuike tweaked an ankle in the first half of Saturday's game against Kansas State, and there have been many questions about the severity of the injury. Dok did try and play a bit in the second half, but ultimately watched from the sideline as KU gritted out a tough road win.

The general consensus afterward was that it wasn't severe, which would make sense given that he tried to play after being checked out following the injury. However, Head Coach Bill Self did confirm today that Dok is in a walking boot, and his status is up in the air for Wednesday night's home finale against TCU.

Self was speaking at a basketball clinic for Special Olympians when he gave the update on his star center. He said the ankle "swelled a lot" and referred to him as questionable for what would be his final appearance at Allen Fieldhouse.

As sad as it would be for the fan favorite to miss Senior Night, Azubuike being as close to 100% as possible is critical for KU's chances of a postseason run, so proceeding with caution seems like the right play. KU should still be decent favorites to beat TCU in Lawrence without Dok, which would seal at least a share of the conference title, but their trip to Lubbock Saturday would be a much tougher proposition if he doesn't return by then.