Fogg hoping for better showing

Kyle Fogg struggled on the Los Angeles road trip last season. Read on for his thoughts on this year's road trip, what Arizona needs to do, and more.

Senior Kyle Fogg is not shy about the fact that he did not play well on the Los Angeles road trip last season. Arizona as a team lost by eight to USC and 22 to UCLA while Fogg finished with five points against USC and ten against UCLA.

Arizona was coming off of an eight-game winning streak and while it may be a different team this season, Fogg also wants to see a different approach as well.

"We are focusing on going down there and having a more successful trip than we did last year against the L.A. schools," Fogg said.

"I think we were a little focused on how well we were playing at the same and we did not take the focus we needed to get those wins last year. Definitely a different approach this year and I think we are going to be ready to go and play hard."

One advantage Arizona may have is the fact that the game will not be played at Pauley Pavilion. Instead, it will be at the Honda Center, where Arizona was able to come up with an impressive win over Duke in last year's tournament.

"It is going to feel good to get back there and play another game," Fogg said. "We had some success there last postseason and it is just kind of away from their main home court, which kind of takes a lot of that advantage of being at home away from them."

Fogg also realizes that the game will not be won or lost based on where Arizona plays, but rather how it plays. UCLA is a different team without Reeves Nelson and Fogg believes it may be a more similar matchup in style now that he is gone.

"They adapted to losing Reeves and I think they are playing well right now," he said. "We start three guards too, so I guess that kind of matches us up kind of nicely with them. We are more focused on us right now, making sure we execute and do what we do."

The Wildcats have been trying to pick up their tempo and Fogg does not believe that they can allow the opposition to dictate the pace of the game.

"We are going to play our style no matter if they walk the ball up or they push it," Fogg said. "We are not going to try to adapt to other teams or anything. We are just going to keep playing our style.

"We really want to push the ball fast and get after it and pressure on defense. No matter what team we are playing we are going to stick with our game plan."

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