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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

November 15, 2007 at 10:41 AM

Reviewing last night

Here’s our story from last night, focusing on Jon Brockman’s career game.
Here, also, is our story on UW’s letters-of-intent.
The revelation of last might might have been Justin Holiday, who gave an early indication that he may live up to all those Bobby Jones comparisons with 11 solid minutes down the stretch.
In particular, Holiday played tough defense, shutting down Utah’s Stephen Weigh.
I talked to Holiday about that afterward.
He said as Utah made that early second-half run that UW coach Lorenzo Romar “was going down the lineup saying ‘we need somebody to play defense.’ I was talking to Darnell (Gant) and saying ‘I think I might actually play’ and I said ‘he should put me in, I think I cann do this. And he (Romar) came up to me and said ‘Justin, we really need you to stop him.”’
Holiday did. Weigh scored on a three-point play on Holiday in the first minute he was in the game. But weigh scored just two more points in the final 10 minutes.
“I knew I would be able to guard,” Holiday said. “I saw the way they were going through screens and stuff. What I didn’t see at first, when I got burned that first time, was how they set the ball pick and how I should have stayed in my land. After that I changed that.”
It was a good debut for a player in what was his first real signicant college action against a top-flight team.
“I expect the best out of myself,” he said. “I expect probably even more than I can do. We needed a win. Whatever it takes to win. If it’s playing defense and playing hard, that’s what I’m going to do.”

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