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February 4, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Darnell Gant questionable; More UW reaction to Matt Arena

Washington’s Darnell Gant is bothered by a quadriceps injury and coach Lorenzo Romar was unsure if the junior forward would be available for Saturday’s 1 p.m. game at Oregon.
When practice concluded, Romar said he needed to check with the trainers on Gant’s injury. The coach didn’t specify when Gant suffered the injury.
Redshirt freshman guard C.J. Wilcox limped out of Matt Arena this afternoon with a bag of ice wrapped around his left ankle, but he should be fine.
After Thursday’s 68-56 defeat to Oregon State, Romar pinpointed defensive breakdowns as the cause of UW’s two straight losses. The Huskies won’t make any lineup changes and the miscues were addressed in today’s roughly 90-minute practice.
“We talked through it more,” he said. “You can defeat the purpose by coming out here and killing them for two hours … and now tomorrow at 1 o’clock we have no legs. So there’s a balance to that. We did some things to get our point across.”
MORE UW REACTION TO MATTHEW KNIGHT ARENA:


I talked briefly with assistant Raphael Chillious and he and I were in agreement that Oregon needs to darken the mid court line, which is barely visible from parts of the floor.
Romar had a different opinion.
“It’s good enough,” he said. “To me it is. I don’t know how the officials think.”
Wilcox: “The rims are soft. It looks like a good place to shoot. I’ve been hitting a lot of shots today. It (the sight lines) are cool. It’s a different kind of look. It reminds me of USC.”
Matthew Bryan-Amaning: “The court is the same length and the basket is the same height. It’s not going to change anything we do.”
Assistant Paul Fortier: “It’s a nice facility. I haven’t seen it all. I walked around and saw the weight room and a few other areas. It’s a nice facility.”

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