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February 10, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Conference call notes

Tuesday means the weekly Pac-10 Coaches Conference call, where all 10 coaches are available for questions from the media.
Interestingly, however, UW coach Lorenzo Romar was again not present, still not back from his recruiting trip that also caused him to miss his radio show Monday night — I’m assuming he was en route to get back for practice this afternoon, but not sure (DeMarcus Cousins did have a game last night.).
UW assistant Cameron Dollar, cementing his status as the stand-in for Romar, again took his place, as he had last night on the radio show. Dollar, however, was only asked a couple questions, one about Stanford’s Landry Fields, whom UW also recruited, so there really wasn’t anything from him to pass along
There were a couple of interesting quotes concerning the Huskies from other coaches, however.
First from OSU Craig Robinson on the first game between the two teams, an 85-59 win for the Huskies in Corballis.
“What we didn’t do when we played them the first time was we didn’t keep (the Huskies) off the boards,” Robinson said “(UW) absolutely killed us on the boards (46-19) and we didn’t get a chance to do the kinds of things that we wanted to do on offense. We’ve since tried to work on that, and we really need to shore up the offensive rebounding as well, kind of making sure that we dictate what we want to do and not let other teams dictate what they want to do.”
Cal’s Mike Montgomery, meanwhile, was asked about the 21-point performance by UW’s Quincy Pondexter in Berkeley Thursday and said that while he was impressed, it was also part of the Bears’ game plan to try to contain Washington’s guards, which left Pondexter a little more open than in the first game against Cal, when he had just five points.
“We guarded him a little bit different here than we did up there,” Montgomery said. “We gave him some freedom that we didn’t up there, trying to take the two little guards out, and I thought we accomplished that. So he had a little more freedom against us and we were hoping he wouldn’t kill us. He hurt us, but he didn’t kill us.”

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