Memphis’ Austin Nichols, right, blocks the shot of Connecticut’s Daniel Hamilton as Memphis' Shaq Goodwin helps defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Mark Weber)

Memphis edges UConn 75-72

Memphis coach Josh Pastner did not know until several hours before tipoff whether Austin Nichols, his team’s leading scorer and one of the n…