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December 8, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Lorenzo Romar after UW’s loss to Nevada












Coach Lorenzo Romar after Washington’s 76-73 defeat to Nevada.

Opening Statement:

“Last year we played Nevada and they were 4-3 before we played them, thrilling win for them, they won the game and went on a 15 game winning streak because there were a good team and they still are a good team. We dug ourselves a hole, too many defensive lapses in the first half. In the second half, courageous effort, we guarded a lot better, we missed some easy ones at the end of the game, but we had dug ourselves in such a hole, we didn’t have any margin for error down the stretch, a good team came out and beat us with two superhuman three point shots by Deonte Burton. Highly contested, well defended shots, just heck of a player, hit two big shots.”

On how this game compares to last week’s:

“The last game they didn’t have Deonte Burton who hit shots like that. He hit some tough shots that were contested, but we put ourselves in that position from some defensive breakdowns in the first half.”

On slow start:

“We didn’t shoot the ball particularly well. But I was more disappointed with some of our defensive lapses. We could have done a better job executing. I am definitely more disappointed about that.”

On second half performance:

“I don’t think we had as many breakdowns in the second half. They practice too, so they’re going to make some shots. But in the first half we gave them 14 points worth of breakdowns. When they hit shots and they’re contested there’s nothing you can do, but when you break down defensively it hurts you. I thought in the second half we had some opportunities down the stretch offensively right around the basket that we could convert on. When you come back like that against a team like Nevada and you get those opportunities, you have to capitalize on them.”

On Andrew Andrew’s absence:

“He could have really helped us defensively. We didn’t plan on playing Scott Suggs as long as we did, and Andrews certainly would have helped with that.”

On Scott Suggs’ health:

“Toward the end he was limping a little bit but I don’t think that it’s as bad as it was after Ohio State. We’ll see – the ankle is still pretty swollen.”

 On the fluxuations of the team being up big and losing a lead and then putting themselves in a hole:

“We just haven’t come together yet, we haven’t become a consistent team yet. It will just take time, practice, everyone getting healthy, set rotation. I  told our guys that I don’t look at this situation as oh we’re done, I don’t see it that way at all, it is just a matter of time and I really believe that. It’s just a matter of time before we will come together and we are going to be okay.”

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