Kyle Fogg and Jesse Perry won't be strangers on campus even now that their Arizona Wildcats careers are over.
Fogg and Perry are both on track to graduate and said they plan to stick around entirely this spring while working out and preparing for what's next.
Maybe even longer.
"What's cool about the coaches is they really keep their arms open to us," Fogg said. "They don't really owe us anything. They could just kind of kick us out. But the coaches really care about us. They want us to stick around as long as we want and they want us to be here for the younger guys.
"I know the facilities are going to be here to me and not only in the summer but for years to come. That’s a great thing and they kind of do it all for us."
Both are hoping to keep playing professionally.
"I definitely want to play after this, wherever that may be," Perry said. "I’m just going to take a little time off, think about things, keep on going through school and finish off strong."
So who would have guessed entering the Pac-12 Tournament that the Colorado Buffaloes would be carrying the banner for their new conference in the NCAA tournament?
Maybe it helped that the Buffs had a chance to catch their breath after their Pac-12 Tournament run before playing at high-altitude Albuquerque, although coach Tad Boyle said they had to survive a bulletfrom UNLV to do so.
Washington is preparing for another unconventional stylein a second-round NIT game against Northwestern today.
The Huskies could face the Ducks againif both teams win their next NIT games.
Oregon is getting ready to host Iowaon Sunday in the NIT.
Cal AD Sandy Barbour expects Mike Montgomery backagain next season.
Jon Wilner's not too high on Stanford's Johnny Dawkins.
The Memphis Tigers have been better since Josh Pastner forced themto brown-bag it.
Spurs GM RC Buford said it was tough saying goodbyeto Richard Jefferson, even if he never appeared to fit into the Spurs' system.