KU’s Dickinson, McCullar to miss Big 12 tourney

  • Jeff Borzello, ESPN Staff WriterMar 11, 2024, 09:16 PM ET


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    • Graduate of University of Delaware.Kansas stars Hunter Dickinson and Kevin McCullar Jr. will not play in the Big 12 competition today due to injuries, coach Bill Self stated Monday.Dickinson left Saturday’s loss to Houston with what Self later on stated was

      a dislocated shoulder, while McCullar didn’t play in the 2nd half as he continues to deal with a bone contusion on his knee.Self stated Monday on his weekly Hawk Talk radio show that Dickinson’s shoulder injury will not require surgery and that he has currently started rehab.While he will not play today, Self stated Dickinson “ought to be practicing complete speed by the start of next week so

      he’ll be available to us with the NCAA competition. And not only offered but he must be fine.”Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Dickinson has actually been among the most productive players in the country this season, averaging 18.0 points and 10.8 rebounds

      in his very first season after moving from Michigan last spring.McCullar, on the other hand, has actually missed five games over the past six weeks managing a bone bruise on his knee. He missed out on 4 of five games to end the month of February, returned for games versus Baylor and Kansas State, however then managed to play just 15 first-half minutes in the loss to Houston.Self said McCullar’s time off ought to assist him and he ought to be able to practice next week in preparation for the NCAA tournament.A 6-foot-7 senior citizen who played the first 3 seasons of his career at Texas Tech before investing his last 2 seasons at Kansas, McCullar is one of the most significant breakout stars in the nation. He’s balancing 18.3 points,

      6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists.Both Dickinson and McCullar earned first-team All-Big 12 honors.Kansas opens the Huge 12 tournament Wednesday versus the winner of Cincinnati vs. West Virginia.

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