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Here’s video (above) of postgame comments from Washington players following a 65-52 defeat to No. 23 Oregon.
(On game) “We just didn’t get it done—that’s the main thing. Now we have to turn it around. I know it’s cliché, I know we keep saying it, but that’s what it is.”
(On effort) “I think we played hard for the most part. I think at times we made too many mistakes. We get on ourselves; we let teams make runs at certain times, just little things. So we have to get over the hump.”
(On lack of offensive rhythm) “I feel like teams take us out when they’re holding our wings, Scott and C.J., so everything isn’t as crisp. That’s on us. We need to make sure that we do the little things, like screen and cut hard. CJ and Scott especially because they’re our best shooters and scorers. If they can get away from their defender, that’s really going to help our flow. Teams are trying to take those two away and make the rest of us make plays, and it can be a rhythm-breaker.”
(On frustration from shots not falling) “It’s tough, but it’s all mental toughness. It’s the game of basketball. Sometimes it just works like that. Mistakes happen in the game—nobody’s perfect. But with those rolls you just have to keep it in your head that the next one’s going to go in. If you keep that mindset, you keep going.”
(On the adversity the team is going through) “It’s just a part of life. You’re going to hit adversity, and that’s what we’ve hit. We’ve lost the last seven out of eight, but it’s the game of basketball. I went through an injury, you have to get through the rough part before you can get to the part where you’re feeling good and you can start playing again. It’s adversity, but it builds mental toughness. The more mentally tough you are in life, it will help you become a better person.”
(On energy coming off bench) “I felt like I definitely brought energy when I came in, and that was where my mindset was going into the game. I felt like, going back to the USC game, we didn’t come out with a lot of energy, so coming into this game I was determined to come in with energy and ignite the team, and I felt like that’s what I did.”