"We're not sure exactly how much he is going to be able to play. We're hopeful that he is going to be able to give us a significant amount of time, whether it's 10, 15 or more minutes," Smart said.
"He's a good player, so if we can get him back in there and get him the ball around the basket, he really changes somethings in terms of your offensive approach, rebounding and blocking shots."
Ridley missed the entire regular season after suffering a foot fracture in December. The big man played two minutes and put up two free throws against Baylor in the first round of Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament.