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February 14, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Trent Johnson clarified

I’ve seen some message board chatter about a comment attributed to Stanford coach Trent Johnson following the Cardinal’s loss to UW Sunday.
Johnson is quoted as saying that “We got beat by Washington State, who is ranked 14th in the country, and today we got beat by a better team.”
A lot of people have taken that to surmise that Johnson is saying UW is better than WSU.
That’s not what he meant, however.
Johnson was asked what had happened to Stanford over the weekend as it was basically dominated by both the Cougars and the Huskies. What he was attempting to say is that in each case, Stanford got beaten by “a better team.”
He was not comparing the Cougars and the Huskies, and I bring this all up simply in the quest for accuracy and not wanting to see a coach get blamed for something he didn’t say.
Johnson, however, did have a lot of good things to say about the Huskies during Tuesday’s Pac-10 conference call.
Asked what he thought the difference in this UW team was and the one that Stanford beat last month, he said “their defensive intensity was as good as I’ve seen from that team all year and definitely was different from what we faced the first time around.”

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