Kansas says Udoka Azubuike will not play in this week's Big 12 tournament in Kansas City after spraining the MCL in his left knee during practice Tuesday.

In a statement, Jayhawks coach Bill Self said Azubuike was hurt in a scrimmage.

"It is isolated. It is a Grade 1 sprain," Self said. "We will hold him out this weekend in Kansas City and he will be reevaluated Sunday, and our expectation is that he'll be back on the court next week."