Kansas has been without the services of freshman forward Cliff Alexander the past few weeks due to an ongoing NCAA issue. It turns out the Jayhawks won't have Alexander for the NCAA Tournament, according to head coach Bill Self.
A heralded freshman recruit, Alexander underachieved as a freshman at KU, averaging 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game over 28 appearances. Still, he's another big body who could have helped in a Midwest region that includes Notre Dame, Wichita State and Kentucky.
Kansas, the No. 2 seed in the Midwest, opens tournament play on Friday against 15th-seeded New Mexico State.