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November 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Video: Lorenzo Romar

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Coach Lorenzo Romar after Washington’s 73-55 loss to Colorado State.
Opening comments:
“We talked to our team about how Colorado State was leading the country in rebounding, plus 17 I think, going into this game and that might be the number one key–matching their physicality and we failed miserably in that area. 24 offensive rebounds in any game, you put yourself in a tough position to win a game like that. They just out physicaled us. And in spite of that we were up six in the second half against a good veteran team, but sooner or later if we’re not keeping them off the boards it’s hard to get loose and they got hot.”
On Colorado State’s change in momentum from a timeout:
“Well there came a point when they had more energy. Like I said, we had our opportunities. We had transition opportunities and shots we didn’t put in the basket. And some free throw opportunities. You can only not capitalize against a team like that for so long. Whether it was a 15-0 run after a timeout or something else. But sooner or later something like that was going to happen. Because they just had their way with us on the backboards.”
On Washington’s rebounding and getting better
“We kept working at it after the first game. We talked about it and worked on it and we got pretty good. We didn’t get out rebounded until Ohio State. So a couple of games we out rebounded our opponents. And again, they are the number one rebounding team in the nation, to my knowledge. And they’re good but we couldn’t allow them to be too good.”
On Scott Suggs
“I don’t think he would have made a difference on the backboard. Not on the rebounding. Shawn Kemp Jr., would have helped. Where I think Scott would have helped would be on the defensive end. Probably score some points for us. We didn’t have a lot of options in the second half. He’s a fifth-year senior, co-captain, was a leading scorer on our foreign tour, yes it would have helped to have him. But, we don’t. So we have to make the best of what we have. He has plantar fasciitis. He’s been in a boot all week, and we thought there was a chance he wouldn’t play. We hope he would come back soon. Going into this home game stretch, we hope we can patch things up and pull through while Scott and Shawn are out, but we still have some games before they come back. Scott’s injury is week-to-week and day-to-day.”
On C.J. Wilcox’s fall:
“He landed on his tailbone. We won’t know until the morning but we think it was his tailbone.”
On rebounding and Aziz N’Diaye:
Desmond Simmons is our next best rebounder. At 6’7″ and then it kind of drops off after that. But Aziz is averaging a double-double but we can’t expect him to get every rebound.”
On Abdul Gaddy’s demeanor in the second half:
“Abdul doesn’t change a whole lot in his expression. Whether things are going poorly or things are going great. Doesn’t change at all.”



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