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January 26, 2008 at 2:38 PM

A few quick post-game notes

I’m actually on my way up to Phoenix to catch a late flight back tonight, so time is short here.
The basic theme here today was disappointment with the defensive effort, as well as awe at Arizona’s shooting — the Wildcats were 28-45, the best against UW this year.
“We played against a team who found their rhythm and it was difficult to get them out of their rhythm,” said UW coach Lorenzo Romar.
Said guard Ryan Appleby: “We were late on the defensive rotations and we also didn’t do a great on screens,l and then they really got going.”
There was also disappointment over Jon Brockman’s early foul troubles. Brockman simply said that “I’ve got to be smarter. I can’t pick up fouls like that. If you foul early, it affects everything and doesn’t allow you to be aggressive.”
Brockman was about the most down on his team’s performance today, saying that “we played like garbage. We need to get back to how we were playing against ASU.”
Romar was also unhappy with some quick shots, especially in the last five minutes of the first half when the game got away from UW.
“We had very poor shot selection (during that period),” he said.
The bright spot was the play of Joe Wolfinger, and I wrote a bit about that for our paper tomorrow. Romar said there was no plan going in to use Wolfinger, but the foul trouble and the way the game was going led him to give Wolfinger a shot. He responded with 11 points and six rebounds in 16 minutes.
Asked if Wolfinger will play more now, Romar said “we’re going to have to look at it.”
The overall picture is that UW got a split here and coaches and players said that had to be taken into account. But that didn’t assuage everyone. Quincy Pondexter declined to speak to reporters afterward, a rare no-comment by a Husky player.

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