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March 21, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Huggins on UW: “Do we defend them better than they score?

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Photo credit: AP Photo – Mike Groll
Bud Withers is in Buffalo and he passed along some quotes from the West Virginia players and coach Bob Huggins (above) about the Huskies.
Cam Thoroughman:
(What do you know about the Huskies?)
“I just know (they have) Isaiah Thomas, and (Quincy) Pondexter. They’re really good scorers. I’m not really sure about anything else.”
(On WVU playing a 15 seed, a 10 seed and now an 11 seed): “I swear, when you’re playing these games, you don’t pay attention to that stuff. You guys (media) probably do, and fans probably do. Washington is playing well. Everybody talked about their conference not being good; they’re out to prove something. They beat Marquette, which was really good in our league, and New Mexico by 20. It’s all about timing. They might not have played well at the beginning of the year, but they’re rolling right now. They’ve got some confidence.”
Da’Sean Butler
(What do you think about West Virginia being the higher seed against all these teams?)
“I always think of us as the underdogs. I always need that mentality before I go into a game. Always think we’re the team people overlooked. When coach first got here, we were the teams others overlooked.”
Huggins
(On Washington):
“They’re going to see a pretty good defensive team (in WVU). So – it comes down to, do we defend them better than they score? Lorenzo (Romar) is a good friend of mine. He’s a great guy. He’s a wonderful human being.”
(On WVU’s defense): “Everybody has a hard time scoring against us. Thank God they do. We’ve gotten a whole lot better (defensively) over the last, like, three weeks to a month.”
Here’s the transcript of West Virginia’s post-game comments following its 68-59 win over Missouri today.

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