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December 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

UW players after Cal Poly win

Here’s post-game comments from Washington players following their 75-62 win over Cal Poly.

ABDUL GADDY

What coach Lorenzo Romar said at practices:

“Just to get more scrappier. That’s the Husky basketball team. We feed off guys like Desmond (Simmons) and Aziz (N’Diaye) back there – two of the toughest guys on our team and two of the toughest guys in the conference. If we’re all just feeding off them on how they play defense, it makes us better and it makes us tougher and more gritty.”

On causing turnovers:

“We wanted to be in the passing lanes but we didn’t want to come out to high. The main thing was to keep those guys in front and get as many deflections as possible and make it tougher on the score, but not extend ourselves. They were really confident themselves. We didn’t got out there and try to do too much. We were just in the right positions at the right times and ended up getting a lot of possessions and a lot of turnovers because of that.”

On rebounds:

“We feed off Des and Aziz with that. They always tell us that guards have to come back and rebound. We have to make sure we box out and get the long rebounds. CJ did a good job of getting rebounds today. All of us guards are working on coming back and make sure we box out and get rebounds because it’ll help them guys get more rebounds. It’s about team rebounds, not just about one person.”

C.J. WILCOX

On the game:

“We thought we felt like we took a step further today. We made a little bit of progress and hopefully we can keep building on it. Especially coming off a game like we did the other night, (it was important) to have a good game. I just wanted to come into the game and do a little bit more and help Des and Aziz out. Coach is always honest about helping the big guys out because they can’t be the only ones that rebound.”

On practices:

“(They were) really intense, getting after each other. It was probably one of the best practices together that we’ve had all year.”

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