Kansas’ Bill Self to miss second straight NCAA Tournament game after heart procedure

The Kansas Jayhawks will be without their head coach by Saturday Second round game of the NCAA Tournament against Arkansas, the school announced.

Self, who also missed Thursday opening game against Howard, is recovering from a heart procedure he underwent last week.

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self stands on the court after Texas defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 75-59 at the Moody Center on March 4, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Assistant Norm Roberts to serve as interim head coach against the razorbacks.

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Self attended closed practice Wednesday, but it’s considered day-to-day, according to Fox4 Kansas City.

«I feel a lot better,» Self said Wednesday. «I have more energy. I’ve been with the team all week, on a limited basis in practice, but I’m there every day. Sitting a lot in practice, I’ve never really done that.» better at it I guess. But still, I’m not ready to train the game.»

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«Norm will handle all the stuff. The same way he handled the first four games of the season and the Big 12 Tournament.»

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self instructs his players on the court in overtime against the Kansas State Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum on January 17, 2023 in Manhattan, Kansas.

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self instructs his players on the court in overtime against the Kansas State Wildcats at Bramlage Coliseum on January 17, 2023 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

Kansas initially said this week that I would train myself at the tournament. He was released from the hospital on Sunday after the heart procedure.

«KU Coach Bill Self was released today from the University of Kansas Health System in good condition,» the team said in a statement. «He arrived at the emergency department on Wednesday night, March 8, complaining of chest tightness and balance problems. Cardiovascular medicine clinical service chief and interventional cardiologist, Dr. Mark Wiley, said Coach Self underwent He underwent a standard cardiac catheterization and had two stents placed for treatment of blocking arteries. Coach Self responded well to the procedure and is expected to make a full recovery.»

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self watches from the sidelines during the college basketball game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Kansas Jayhawks on February 20, 2023, at Ed &  Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self watches from the sidelines during the college basketball game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Kansas Jayhawks on February 20, 2023, at Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. (Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The Jayhawks are the defending national champions and are 28-7 this season, earning a 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and Scott Thompson contributed to this report.