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Senior co-captain Abdul Gaddy talks about Washington’s inconsistent performances during its 4-4 start, Seattle University and Redhawks coach Cameron Dollar.
Here’s a few notes from Tuesday’s press conference:
— (On the Redhawks) “I know a lot of them. You either played against them in high school. You see them on the AAU circuit and stuff like that. So you know a lot of the players. They’re a real good team. We know they’re coach too so we know how he’s going to coach them and how they’re playing style is going to be. It’s going to be a fun game to play like it’s always been. It’s bragging rights playing against Seattle U. They’re trying to come and upset Washington. We don’t really see it as an upset because we don’t have really a great record so we need to come out and get some wins. They’re the next team we play against so we’re looking to be successful in this game.’
— Gaddy said he’ll have to play more because Andrews Andrews (sprained ankle) is out. He believes he can still be aggressive depending upon how the referees are calling the game.
— In describing Dollar, Gaddy said “He’s an aggressive, physical style coach. He does whatever it takes to win. … You don’t put nothing past Dollar. That’s how we see it. We know this game their going to be scrappy. They’re going to try to foul us. It’s all about mental toughness and playing through it.”
— Gaddy expects the Redhawks will try to press him and Huskies to get the ball out of his hands.
— After the 76-73 defeat to Nevada, Gaddy came to realize “We’re really good at times and we’re really bad at times.” He a four-minute span when the Huskies surrendered 19 points. Over the next four minutes, UW held the Wolf Pack scoreless. He added: “We can really good on defense and we can be really bad. We got to find that way to be a machine. We got to play the same. We can’t be up and down.”