Mar 10, 2014 1:58 AM EDT
Joel Embiid will fly to California on Monday morning to see a back specialist.
Embiid has been out since last week's loss to Oklahoma State.
‘We wanted to get a second opinion and wanted to send him to the very best authority,” Self said following the game according to Gary Bedore of KUSports.com.
“Hopefully we get real positive news. Hopefully he can be on the practice floor very very soon. We will not put him out there just because he feels better but because the doctors says it’s time to get back out there. Hopefully it will be real soon, if not we’ll sit him a little longer. We still don’t think it will affect (his participation in) the NCAA tournament in any way.”
Mar 10, 2014 1:28 AM EDT
Wichita State defeated Indiana State 83-69 to win the 2014 Missouri Valley Tournament and remain undefeated entering the NCAA Tournament.
Tekele Cotton of the Shockers was named Tournament MVP.
Cleanthony Early, Fred Van Vleet, Jake Odum and D.J. Belentine were also named to the All-Tournament Team.
Mar 10, 2014 1:23 AM EDT
Mercer defeated Florida Gulf Coast by a final score of 68-60 to win the 2014 Atlantic Sun Tournament.
Langston Hall was named MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Anthony White Jr., Jake Gollon, Bernard Thompson and Chase Fieler.
Mar 09, 2014 7:53 PM EDT
Daniel Mullings of New Mexico State has been named WAC Player of the Year.
Mullings was joined on the WAC All-Conference First Team by Ben Aird, Holton Hunsaker, Killian Larson and Stephen Madison.
On the All-Conference Second Team are Jerome Garrison, Issiah Grayson, Tshilidzi Nephawe, Quinton Pippen and Isiah Umipig.
Martez Harrison was named Freshman of the Year.
Mar 09, 2014 7:42 PM EDT
Coastal Carolina defeated Winthrop 76-61 to win the Big South Conference Tournament.
Warren Gillis was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Josh Cameron, Keon Moore, D.J. Cunningham and Jerome Hill
Mar 09, 2014 5:25 PM EDT
Melvin Ejim of Iowa State has been named Big 12 Player of the Year.
Ejim was joined on the All-Big 12 First Team by Marcus Smart, Andrew Wiggins, Juwan Staten and DeAndre Kane.
On the All-Big 12 Second Team are Markel Brown, Joel Embiid, Marcus oster, Buddy Hield and Jonathan Holmes.
Embiid was also named Defensive Player of the Year, while Wiggins received Freshman of the Year honors.
Mar 09, 2014 12:19 AM EST
Eastern Kentucky defeated Belmont 79-73 to win the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
Corey Walden was named tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by J.J. Mann, Glenn Cosey, Cameron Payne and Tarius Johnson.
Mar 08, 2014 12:31 PM EST
The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player.
Kyle Anderson (UCLA)
Cleanthony Early (Wichita State)
Tyler Ennis (Syracuse)
C.J. Fair (Syracuse)
Gary Harris (Michigan State)
Nick Johnson (Arizona)
Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati)
Doug McDermott (Creighton)
Shabazz Napier (UConn)
Jabari Parker (Duke)
Casey Prather (Florida)
Julius Randle (Kentucky)
Russ Smith (Louisville)
Nik Stauskas (Michigan
Andrew Wiggins (Kansas)
Mar 08, 2014 12:28 PM EST
Jabari Parker remains undecided about whether he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
Parker would almost certainly be one of the top-5 selections if he declares.
"If I feel like there are things I could improve on or things I left, like during the season, then I will probably come back," Parker said.
"A deciding factor is where I'm going to grow the most, whether it's in the NBA or even in college, the learning experiences that I need as far as [growing as] a basketball player."
Mar 07, 2014 8:58 PM EST
Jameel Warney of Stony Brook has been named America East Player of the Year.
Joining Warney on the America East First Team are Sandro Carissimo, Mark Nwakamma, Clancy Rugg and Brian Voelkel.
On the Second Team are Peter Hooley, Carson Puriefoy, Jordan Reed, Sam Rowley and Akeem Williams.
Rodney Elliott of UMBC was named Rookie of the Year.
Joining Elliott on the All-Rookie Team are Jacoby Armstrong, Kurt Steidl, Ahmad Walker and Yosef Yacob.
Billy Baron of Canisius has been named MAAC Player of the Year.
Taylor Braun of North Dakota State has been named Summit League Player of the Year.
Tyler Haws of BYU has been named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year.
De'Mon Brooks has been named Southern Conference Player of the Year by both the Coaches and Media for 13-14.
Cameron Ayers was joined on the Patriot League First Team by Dave Dudzinski, Maurice Watson, Kyle Wilson and Tony Wroblicky.
J.J. Mann of Belmont has been named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year.
Karvel Anderson averaged 21.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game in conference play.
Fred Van Vleet averaged 12.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.0 steals per conference game for undefeated Wichita State.
Keifer Sykes of Green Bay has been named Horizon League Player of the Year, averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game in conference play.
John Brown of High Point has been named the Big South Player of the Year.
Langston Hall of Mercer has been named Atlantic Sun Player of the Year for 2014.
Joel Embiid could also miss part or all of the Big 12 conference tournament.
Anas Osama Mahmoud is a 7'2 center from Egypt who is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds for West Oaks Academy in Orlando.
Wichita State finished its regular season with a 68-45 win over Missouri State to remain undefeated at 31-0.
Myles Turner is an athletic, 6-11 center out of Texas.
Charles Matthews, a shooting guard out of Illinois, is a top-15 player in the class.
Myles Turner and Emmanuel Mudiay have discussed playing together at SMU.
Aaron Bright dislocated his shoulder in early December and had season-ending surgery.
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