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December 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Lorenzo Romar looking to evenly distribute minutes

After reviewing the video of Thursday’s 95-80 win over Oregon State, coach Lorenzo Romar noticed when the Huskies tired, the Beavers began to score.
It happened late in the first half when the Beavers cut a 20-point deficit to 11 before halftime and again near the end of the game. Washington had a 10-point lead (80-70) with 5:56 left. Three minutes later, UW was up 83-80.
“As we begin to tire the defense begins to let up a little bit,” Romar said. “We play seven guys really right now. We got to find a way to give guys rest throughout the game. Maybe call more time outs or substitute or rotate more frequently.”
Six players logged at least 28 minutes last night. Center Aziz N’Diaye (32 minutes) and backup forward Desmond Simmons (28) were pressed into heavy duty because forward Darnell Gant was in foul trouble and played just 16 minutes.
Romar also said the Huskies were better offensively than they had been recently. He thought the ball movement improved and the players executed sets more efficiently.
Romar noted Oregon is a veteran team that doesn’t have have a lot of experience together because three players in the rotation (Devoe Joseph, Olu Ashaolu and Tony Woods) are first-year transfers.
“They run their offense really well,” he said. “You can’t fall asleep. They’re one of those teams when you make a mistake, mark it in your book they’re getting ready to score. We just have to make sure we’re on point with our defensive principles.”

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