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Kansas center Joel Embiid visits back specialist; Self says 'will play' Published: March 10, 2014

Kansas coach Bill Self said following Joel Embiid's trip Monday to Los Angeles to see a back specialist, he's "100 percent confident" that his freshman center will play in the postseason.

Whether that's the NCAA postseason or the Big 12 Tournament remains to be seen.

Kansas is the No. 1 seed in the Big 12 Tournament. The Jayhawks will play Thursday against the winner of the Oklahoma State-Texas Tech matchup.

"I've tried to get medical expert opinons," Self said on the Big 12 conference call Monday. "If I play him on Thursday, can I play him on Friday? Or what if we cut his minutes back? But the big thing is having him for the following week [for the NCAA tournament] and I don't anticipate that being a problem."

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