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January 15, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Tuesday press conference update

UW coach Lorenzo Romar has completed his weekly press briefing looking ahead to games this week against Oregon and Oregon State at home.
Once again he said the lineup could be subject to change, though the official release is sticking with the unit that started against USC — Jon Brockman, Artem Wallace, Venoy Overton, Tim Morris and Ryan Appleby.
Romar said he is “still working on a group” that can become an every game set lineup, but said “it’s been more difficult this year than other years to come up with a lineup that most benefits our team.” He went on to say that the lineup is the best defensively isn’t necessarily the best offensively, or the best at taking care of the ball, so simply settling on five guys has been harder to do.
Romar said he knows juggling players in and out can lead to strained confidence among some players but that “sometimes that’s unavoidable.”
As for the offensive woes the last few games Romar said again that he thinks a lot of it had to do with playing against very good defensive teams against Washington State and UCLA and then also simply not playing all that well at USC. He said he thinks the team needs to progress further through conference play before any major judgments can be made.
He said practice Monday went well and that he doesn’t think the team as a whole is losing confidence in itself.
“This team is pretty resilient,” he said. “Yesterday we went out and had a good practice with a good attitude.”
JOHNSON APPROACHED UW: One thing I’ve learned in recent days is that Marcus Johnson, the forward from Los Angeles who has announced he is leaving UConn and may end up at Oregon State, also approached the Huskies about coming to Washington. But with UW full up on scholarships at the moment, there was no room for Johnson.
Here’s the latest story on Johnson’s situation, as it sounds as if he may be headed to OSU but may also still be considering his options.

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