KU fights injury, illness bug with Dotson and Garrett

SALT LAKE CITY, UT. (KWCH) -- Devon Dotson rolled his ankle in the second half of the walloping win over Northeastern in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He returned to the game to test it out, but experienced more pain.

Friday, he told reporters his left ankle was still bothering him and he received two treatments before practice. He said he would be ready for the game on Saturday night, but didn't tell coach Bill Self about his progress.

"I haven't even asked him how he felt because he may tell me he doesn't feel well, so I'd rather not know that and just imagine he's going to be 100 percent, which I'm sure he will be," Self said.

Marcus Garrett was absent from the facility Friday, and Self disclosed he was at the team hotel receiving treatment for flu-like symptoms.

"It's not the flu, but he's being treated like it is.," Self said. "He was running a fever and certainly had some of those symptoms. But we think a good day's rest and a lot of rest, he'll be ready to go tomorrow."

4-seed Kansas tips off against 5-seed Auburn Saturday night at 8:40 CT from Vivant Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. The game will be televised on TBS.