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Kansas without Self against Arkansas

Kansas without Self against Arkansas

Kansas coach Bill Self won’t be on the Jayhawks sideline when his team meets Arkansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, the school announced about six hours before tip.

Self had been complaining of chest tightness and last week and visited the hospital. He had a heart catheter inserted along with two stents for blocked arteries. He was discharged Sunday.

Assistant coach Norm Roberts has taken the reins of the program since. Roberts has coached with Self for most of the last 30 years at Kansas, Illinois, Tulsa and Oral Roberts.

“We have been together for almost 25 years, so we probably do finish each other’s sentences in basketball terms,” Roberts said.

Kansas, the No. 1-seed, has not played Arkansas since the 2005-06 season at the Maui Invitational. The Razorbacks won that game, but are three-score underdogs Saturday. Tip is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. CT.

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