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January 5, 2007 at 2:29 PM

Lineup to stay the same

UW coach Lorenzo Romar just finished meeting the media here before Friday’s practice and said that the starting lineup will remain the same for Saturday’s game against Arizona State.
That means the lineup will again consist of Jon Brockman, Spencer Hawes, Adrian Oliver, Ryan Appleby and Phil Nelson.
Romar said he liked the way that lineup began the game and that “that group probably moves the ball better (than the previous starting lineup)” which he felt contributed to a reduction in turnovers — UW had just 11 after averaging 21 in the two LA games.
But as Romar quickly added “we have still not soloved the defensive part of it.”
Romar said after viewing the film, he thinks the Huskies stayed in the 2-3 zone too long and that “we should have mixed it up a little bit” if for no other reason than to give Arizona some different looks.
He said he went to the zone because Arizona had gotten some layups against UW”s man defense, to protect Spencer Hawes (who had three fouls early in the second half) and because he thought the percentages worked in UW’s favor to let Arizona shoot from the outside.
But it ultimately didn’t work.
Romar also revealed that Jon Brockman suffered a right shoulder injury sometime around the Weber State game on Dec. 22 and was unable to do much shooting in practice last week and most of this week. He said Brockman is fine now, however.

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