Arizona Wildcats basketball: Injured Parrom to play Thursday

2010-03-09T15:05:00Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Injured Parrom to play ThursdayBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 09, 2010 3:05 pm  • 

UA coach Sean Miller said freshman forward Kevin Parrom would play, at least in limited form, against UCLA Thursday in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament.

Parrom has been out for the Wildcats’ past four games because of a stress reaction in his left foot, which had a stress fracture in November that cost Parrom 10 games.

“We’re optimistic Kevin will be available for the game, dressed and able to play,” Miller said today at his weekly news conference. “How effective, I’m not sure. … I’m sure we’ll give him an opportunity. It won’t be a big one but maybe he can add some depth to what we already have.”

Miller said Parrom has been running on the UA’s underwater treadmill and attending practices, but may not play more than five minutes.

If Parrom is effective, Miller will have his deepest bench of the season heading into what could be three games in three days. Wing Brendon Lavender and center Alex Jacobson have made bigger contributions lately, while reserve guard MoMo Jones has been on a late-season tear.

At 16-14, the Wildcats probably must win the entire Pac-10 Tournament if they are to reach a 26th straight NCAA tournament.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 12 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 10 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 1 0 0.909
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 8 2 0 0.800
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 5 0 0.545
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 70-83
UCLA at
Kentucky
12/20 42-83
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 84-81
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 67-69
USC at
Boston College
12/21 2:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
Wisconsin at
California
12/22 7:00 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
Detroit at
Arizona State
12/23 1:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
South Dakota State at
Utah
12/23 7:00 pm
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