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January 31, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Video: UW players after loss to Arizona












Here’s video (above) of Washington players following their 57-53 defeat to No. 8 Arizona.

C.J. WILCOX:

(Did you think of letting Johnson go when you had three fouls?) “No, I got caught up in the game. I saw a guy going for a dunk and I made a play on it.”

(Are you surprised with the slumps, and how the ball just doesn’t seem to go in from outside?) “It’s frustrating. It surprising cause its at home. Sometimes that’s how it works. You have to find a way to win the ball game. I feel like we had a chance to win the game we just ha to execute.”

(Did you feel the crowed after you hit that three?) “Yes, I felt it for a couple plays. We got a couple stops and I got into it. Like I said, we just need to execute at the end of the game. The turnovers just cost us.”

(On the lob pass) “It was behind the backboard too much. I just tried to save it and ended up turning the ball over.”

ABDUL GADDY:

(What was good at the start and what did you see down the stretch?) “We started off well. We came ready to play today we just turned the ball over too much down the stretch. We just didn’t execute.”

(Tell me about that lob pass?) “It was just a bad pass. I should have got it there.”

(Was that the call on that lob play?) “It was just meant to isolate CJ. I didn’t see anybody helping at the rim. I should have just made a better pass. We just had to execute.”

(Are you surprised with the slumps, and how the ball just doesn’t seem to go in from outside?) “It’s frustrating. It surprising because it’s at home. Sometimes that’s how it works. You have to find a way to win the ball game. I feel like we had a chance to win the game we just have to execute.”

(Why did Aziz take that last shot?) “I didn’t even know he was in the game. I thought somebody else had subbed in. The play was for CJ. I knew that two guys were going to run to him. When I passed it into the corner, I was like, why is Aziz in there? It just happended.”

(Does this loss hurt more?) “It doesn’t hurt more than any other loss. Our team hates losing. It’s tough to take losses, but I think we want to win bad for ourselves and we want to win bad for our fans. We just want our fans to support us. We don’t want fans not showing up to games just because we have been losing down the stretch. We still have a lot of good basketball left in us. If our fans keep coming to support, we will turn it around…its coming.”

 AZIZ N’DIAYE:

(On never having lost to Wildcats on the home court) “Tonight was a battle, but we didn’t get the result we wanted.”

(On the Huskies being able to score from numerous turnovers during the game) “Yes in close games like this the difference in winning and losing is the little things; it matters who hits their free throws, who gets the boards, and who works the hardest.”

(On working on his free throws and having missing his in the game) “Yes I’ve been working on compressing my shot on the line; to be honest I don’t know why I’m not making them.”

(On being a leader and getting on the team and encouraging them) “Yes I feel like it’s my job, and I’m not the only guy out there encouraging the team. We all know it’s important.”

(On the difficulty of C.J. on the bench) “He’s our leading offensive weapon, so when he’s not on the court we have to focus on other ways we can score. He’s a very good scorer and we have to make up for that when he’s off the court.”

(On Kemp being in the line up with you) “Kemp has a big body and presence on the court; he battled well and got good rebounds.”

(On being ready for tonight and able to replicate his hard work on Saturday) “We have a short memory, tomorrow is a new day and we won’t focus on our mistakes.”

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