Arizona's Fogg healthy again for NCAA tournament; Arizona, Memphis return to NCAA frayPosted: Updated:
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Arizona assists leader Kyle Fogg hopes to be healthy again for the Wildcats' NCAA tournament opener on Friday after being limited by a left quadriceps strain during the Pac-10 tournament.
Fogg said Thursday he's "feeling really good right now" and "should be at 90 or 100 percent" when the fifth-seeded Wildcats (27-7) play Memphis (25-9).
Fogg is Arizona's third-leading scorer with 8.3 points per game. He has started 30 of the team's 34 games, but was kept out of the starting lineup at the Pac-10 tournament and averaged only 13 minutes of playing time.
He had played at least 30 minutes in nine of the Wildcats' previous 10 games.
Coach Sean Miller says he thinks Fogg will be as healthy as he was before the injury.
Arizona, Memphis return to NCAA fray
Josh Pastner used to believe that whoever followed John Calipari as the coach at Memphis would have to be crazy to take the job.
Calipari guided the Tigers to 13 NCAA tournament wins over a four-year span, brought in NBA lottery picks Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans, and played a huge role in the team's astounding 64-game winning streak in Conference USA play.
Now, Pastner has his own group of Tigers in the NCAA tournament. They'll play their opener Friday against fifth-seeded Arizona, which is also building on new foundations after decades of success under Lute Olson.
Both teams missed the tournament last year, snapping a string of 25 straight appearances by the Wildcats that was the second-longest ever.