Jayhawks’ Ellis to skip game against Oklahoma due to knee

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas forward Perry Ellis will skip Saturday’s game against No. 15 Oklahoma after spraining his right knee in the ninth-ranked Jayhawks’ victory over West Virginia.

Jayhawks coach Bill Self said Thursday that Ellis is responding well to treatment after a teammate landed on his knee during Tuesday night’s game. Asked whether Ellis could be ready for the start of next week’s Big 12 tournament, Self replied, ”We’ll just have to wait and see.”

Ellis, a junior, is averaging a career-high 14.2 points and seven rebounds.

Self said there was no news on forward Cliff Alexander, who has been held out the past two games amid eligibility questions. The freshman had recently moved into the starting lineup.

Kansas (24-6, 13-4) has already clinched its 11th straight Big 12 title.