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Photo Gallery: Kansas falls to Cincinnati in KCMO

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Kansas guard Elmarko Jackson stumbles on his way to the basket during the Jayhawks' 72-52 Big 12 tournament loss to Cincinnati at T-Mobile Center on Wednesday night. [Chance Parker photos]

Kansas City, Missouri — The Kansas men's basketball team's time at the 2024 Big 12 tournament was short-lived and ended with a 72-52 loss to No. 11 seed Cincinnati on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Center.

“We came over here on a Wednesday & the quarterfinals are tomorrow," KU coach Bill Self said after the loss. "That’s what we’ll take away from this. It sucks.”

The Jayhawks fell to 22-10 with the loss, which was played without all-Big 12 starters Kevin McCullar Jr. and Hunter Dickinson.

Sxith-seeded Kansas trailed 38-25 at the half, cut the Cincinnati lead to 40-38 at one point, but could never get over the hump and ran out of gas down the stretch.

The loss brings the Jayhawks to the do-or-die portion of their season, which started with a preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 poll and now has seen them lose four of their last five games entering the NCAA Tournament.

KU will learn its postseason fate on Sunday during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show.

Here's a look back at some of Wednesday night's action.

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