Here’s video (above) of the post-game interview with Washington players following the Huskies’ 74-65 defeat to Utah.
(On inability to take advantage of height disparity) “Didn’t make shots.
(On what was happening on defense that allowed them to score easy buckets) “They got started early. They got confidence. After that it is hard to slow a team down”
(On if UW’s defense) “We weren’t playing scrappy enough. That was pretty much it. We were slipping tonight. They got easy buckets
(Did you think at one point that their red hot shooting would slow down?) “Yeah, you always have to think like that. They just kept hitting. We had a good stretch where we cut it down a little bit, but they got some open layups and got the momentum again.
(Did they do anything against you in particular?) “They had a guy sitting in my lap. They weren’t letting me get to places, denying me the ball.”
(What problems were presented when they went with the two small guards?) “We were trying to get it into the post but they were doing a good job helping. We weren’t able to capitalize on that.”
(Did you even recognize your team tonight?) “Not at all. Not the way we have been playing recently. I thought we had that type of defense behind us, but once they get started, no matter how many shots you contest they are going to hit tough shots when their momentum is in their favor.”
(How demoralizing is this loss?) “It’s tough. It gets tiring. You’re grinding for pretty much the whole shot clock and they hit a lucky shot, or we miss a box out and they get an easy layup. We need to play the whole 35 and get solid stops as apposed to waiting and seeing if they miss.”
(Is this going to be hard to bounce back from?) “We know we are capable. We need to go on the road and get these two wins right away. It’s always tough losing at home, but we gotta bounce back.”
(Would you say you came out with the same intensity as previous games?) “No, I don’t think so. They came out with more energy than we did. We were on our heals from the beginning. Its hard to get back up. We did at times but overall they were hitting some shots and we weren’t getting stops.”
(What were they doing to take you away?) “Just face guarding. I had a guy in my lap the whole time so I wasn’t able to get too many touches.”