Kansas basketball: How will the Jayhawks do vs. TCU without Udoka Azubuike

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Even before Udoka Azubuike's season-ending hand injury, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and his staff were retooling and reimagining the seventh-ranked Jayhawks' identity.

The Horned Frogs (12-1, 1-0) boast the nation's second-best point guard in terms of assists average, as senior Alex Robinson guides the offense with an eye-popping 8.7 dimes per game.

They've got enough guys that you've got to defend the post, but primarily they are spreading it and they are putting the ball in Robinson's hands and letting him make plays.

Self said the most fixable problem from Saturday's blowout defeat is "the lack of togetherness and cohesiveness and leadership," with the team still looking for someone to take command of a huddle in bleak late-game situations.

Freshman guard Ochai Agbaji will burn his redshirt and play immediately, Self said Tuesday on his weekly "Hawk Talk" radio program.

This article is written by Matt Galloway from The Topeka Capital-Journal and was legally licensed via the Tribune Content Agency through the NewsCred publisher network.

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