The red-hot Rio Grande Valley Vipers reached the finals of the D-League, thanks in part to a pair of three-pointers that former Arizona Wildcats guard Kyle Fogg hit against Tulsa on Sunday.

Fogg is playing a reserve role while former UA player and assistant coach Matt Brase is an assistant for the Vipers, who have won their past 14 games.

Fogg averaged 6.4 points and 2.6 rebounds during the regular season and is averaging 2.8 points a game in the playoffs so far. Brase said Fogg started the season as a starter but has come off the bench lately for the ever-changing Vipers, who had 26 different players play for them during the regular season.

Brase said Fogg was "awesome" in the Vipers last game against Tulsa, recording a plus-27 (the cumulative difference that his team outscored the opponent during the minutes he played). You can click the "box score" tab at the bottom of this page to see Fogg's numbers.

"Kyle's the type of guy who keeps fighting," Brase said. "We kind of use him as a defender, pressuring the ball and getting up into guys. He's also a really good spot-up three-point shooter for us."

The first game in the championship series will be played at Santa Cruz, Calif., on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. It will be televised by CBS Sports Network.


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