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March 14, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Romar on Georgia: “They way defend is a little like USC”

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar likens Georgia to USC.
“They are a really good defensive team,” he said. “They have some strength inside. The way they defend is a little like USC defends. That’s who they remind me of. Trey Thompkins, I talked about him yesterday, but I believe it’s Jeremy Price it’s very physical. The two bigs are strong down there. Active. That’s the main thing that jumps out at me there strength down low and how well they defend.”
Washington hasn’t finished scouting Georgia so Romar was unsure if he would stay with the same lineup the Huskies used during the Pac-10 Tournament or return to the starters who finished the regular season.
Isaiah Thomas, C.J. Wilcox, Justin Holiday and Matthew Bryan-Amaning will remain in the lineup. The only question is whether freshman guard Terrence Ross or sophomore center Aziz N’Diaye starts.
Ross scored 17, 13 and 16 points in the past three games and was voted to the all-tournament team. He’s also 6 foot 6 while 7-foot N’Diaye is to be a better matchup size wise against Price (6-8) and 6-10 Thompkins (6-10).
Romar said he would have used a different lineup if Washington had faced UCLA, which has a big front court, rather than Oregon in the tournament semifinals.
MORE NOTES FROM ROMAR’S PRESS CONFERENCE:


— The Huskies will likely leave for Charlotte Tuesday after a morning practice in Seattle. Romar said the extra time on the East Coast should help the players get acclimated to the time change.
— Romar also said it will help to play the late game Friday, which gives the Huskies a little longer break after playing three straight games last week.
— It’s Finals Week at Washington and Romar said this week his more stressful than normal. Most players should complete their tests before the team travels.
— Romar downplayed the assertion that Washington’s NCAA tournament experience gives them an advantage over Georgia. The Bulldogs are making their first trip since 2008, while the Huskies have made two straight trips.

Comments | Topics: C.J. Wilcox, UCLA

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