February 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Lorenzo Romar: “I don’t think our team is ready to quit”
Here’s video (above) of Washington coach Lorenzo Romar talking about the 65-52 defeat Wednesday against No. 23 Oregon. The loss is the third straight for the Huskies and the seventh in the past eight games.
(Opening statement) “We played against a good Oregon team that is going to take advantage of any errors or mistakes that a team will make. Tonight I thought that we outrebounded them and that we took care of basketball much better than we have, but there were times that we didn’t do as good of a job as we needed to do offensively. We couldn’t get the ball to go in the hoop with any regularity tonight and that’s not a very good formula for success.”
(On the team emotionally) “I think our team is very, very disappointed in the situation, and in themselves. We’re all disappointed, but I don’t think our team is ready to quit at all. I think this team is still going to stay strong. In a situation like this, in a lot of cases, teams begin to think about the spring and next year—everything except coming back and still eing a team. I’ve seen that happen with a couple of teams but I don’t think this team will do that. I think this team will come back Saturday and play a strong game.”
(On the offense being mental versus physical) “I can’t say that the offense is the problem; the offense is designed to open up the best shots possible. I think that if you go back and look, we had some pretty good shots.”
(On the team going on a prolonged scoring slump) “No, I cannot remember that happening. Even our first year, when the team won 11 games, we still scored points.”
(On a lot of things rolling uphill for the team…) “If you look at this team, there aren’t very many 10-0 runs or spurts that we’re accustomed to getting. That comes from being able to impose your will defensively—we haven’t had very many of those.”