A&M's Dash Harris says he'll be ready

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Texas A&M starting point guard Dash Harris missed both Big 12 tournament games with a bone bruise in his right wrist, but he said he'll be ready when the Aggies open play in the NCAA tournament Thursday or Friday.

"That's a lot of time off and with these couple of days that I had off," Harris said. "I'm just resting and rehabbing, icing up and stuff like that," Harris said. "That should be enough time off. I'm just taking it day by day and hoping it will get better."

B.J. Holmes played well in Harris' absence, but getting Harris back will allow coach Mark Turgeon to return to his usual rotation with Holmes coming off the bench. It will also ease foul-trouble situations such as in Friday's semifinal loss to Kansas. Turgeon had nowhere to turn when Donald Sloan was forced to the bench with three fouls at the 17:22 mark of the second half.

Sloan sat briefly twice in the second half and both times Kansas made runs.