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December 15, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Postgame quotes after UW’s win over Jackson State

Here’s comments from Washington players following their 75-67 victory over Jackson State.

C.J. WILCOX

On winning ugly: “A win is a win; we’re going to take it. Especially right now. But we know we played pretty poorly. We got up a couple times and broke down.”

On low energy: “We came in, we knew everyone was tired from the game [vs Seattle U]. We put in a lot of minutes, played hard. We started pretty well but we kind of wore down and got tired. We weren’t boxing out or getting offensive boards.”

On losing big leads: “I couldn’t tell you. I don’t know if we get comfortable, we just miss a couple key plays, they hit a couple shots, and we kind of put our heads down. Against Seattle U, I don’t think we did that. Then we had that run—we just kept playing and I think it showed.”

On Jackson State’s aggressiveness: “Coach told us they were going to come in and be aggressive—that their record didn’t show. They were going to come in and give us a game.”

On rebounding battle: “We thought we were going to dominate [in rebounding]. They came in and they were more aggressive than we were. We missed some box outs and they capitalized.”

On his complete stat sheet: “I take a lot of pride, especially when my shots don’t go in. Being a veteran, you have to do things in the game to help your team win.”

ABDUL GADDY

On fading after the hot start: “We went through a low. We were turning the ball over too much really. Just little things like that: Turning the ball over, not boxing out, guys driving by us.”

On possibly overlooking winless Jackson State: “No, we try to keep our energy up. We weren’t really looking at their record. We are not trying to look at anybody’s record because we don’t have the greatest record. We’re taking it one game at a time. We knew that they were going to come out and play hard, and we had to match that intensity.”

On comfort level with the new offense: “We don’t have all our guys back. Once we have our full team and have a full practice we will be alright. We just have to sure up some things, continue to play with pride. Somehow just come out with wins no matter what. We don’t care who we play. Could be Jackson State. If you win by one it’s a win. Whether you play North Carolina or Indiana, if you win by one it’s just a win. Something that we have to do is figure out to win.”

On what Coach Lorenzo Romar said at halftime: We came out with energy. He said we were just being negligent. We were turning the ball over, guys not boxing out; just little things like that. Stuff that tick coaches off. He didn’t really have much to say. He was just like “if you all can’t turn it around I don’t got have much to say. Go out there and play with pride.”

SCOTT SUGGS

On matching Jackson State’s intensity? “The biggest thing was just rebounding. They normally get out-rebounded by 17 per game, is what coach said. They had a lot of second chance shots. If we would have eliminated those it would have been a different ball game. That was where they socred over half their points in te first half.”

On his technical and what happened: “Yeah we were both talking. It was just part of the game. I just got into it.”

On if the play was chippy: “They tried to play physical, but it wasn’t anything we haven’t played against. Nothing new.”

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