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November 24, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Video: Abdul Gaddy and Desmond Simmons

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Abdul Gaddy after Washington’s 73-55 loss to Colorado State.
What’s going through your head right now?
“Next game. I put this one on myself. A captain’s not supposed to play like that. On both sides of the floor. We just gotta rally up. We gotta come together.”
Talk about the 15-point run.
“They made a run and we didn’t rally up. That’s my job. Its my job to bring us together. Make sure guys know where to be, offensively and defensively. Make sure we maintain our league and we stay in the game.”
Do you think that was the message Romar was trying to get to you especially? Because you didn’t play a lot towards the end there
“He was just telling me you can’t let your offensive woes affect you defensively. Me playing offensively and not playing well. There went into a play where I laid on a screen, one of the guards hit a three. He took me out. He said a captain is not supposed to play like that. I heard his message and I am learning from it. Won’t happen again.”
Talk about perimeter defense and why you struggled so much with that tonight.
“I think we were helping too much. We weren’t moving, getting a hand up early. Just little things we need gotta fix.”
Is this the type of team that can overcome any injury or loss of a frontline player like a Scott Suggs?
“We are fine. We just have to rally up. We have just got to come together. We have great team chemistry. It’s a minor fix. We’ll be ready for St. Louis. We just got to get that swagger back about us. Just go out there and play that’s the main thing. Don’t put too much pressure on ourselves. Just cause we are 2-3. It’s a long season. We take it one game at a time. We are focusing on St. Louis. Ain’t looking at nobody else. We play that game hard, win or lose, then go to the next game.”
Desmond Simmons
On Colorado State’s offensive rebounds

“We just weren’t the physical team tonight. That’s what it was all about. They were more physical. They were more determined to get offensive rebounds than we were and it showed. That’s something we definitely have to focus on.”

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