Here’s video (above) of the post-game interview with Washington players following their 72-68 win over Washington State.
(How would you summarize the start of the second half and how you were able to rally?) “Defense. We started to get stops. We knew once we took care of the ball on the offensive end we could get good shots.”
(Do these wins against WSU mean anything more than any other win?) “I think it means more to the fans. You take it more personal because it is a Washington school. Us as players, we want to win any game. I don’t think it means anything more than wins we have had before. We want the fans to enjoy themselves. We take pride in trying to go out there and play hard each game.”
(Can you talk a little about Scott and how him playing better is opening up things for other players?) “Me being the quarterback on the floor, you got to have two wide receivers ready to catch the ball. When Scott gets going the defense has to focus more on him, Then CJ gets more wide open. And we got guys like Shawn scoring and Aziz. It just opens up the floor that much more for everyone else.”
(What did try to do against Brock Motum?) “To be real physical with him. My teammates helped me a lot, calling out screens early. When we know what’s going on, on defense, and they call out screens early I can get through them easier. Just being physical and determined; not letting him touch the ball.”
(Was this one of the games where you were just feeling it?) “I’m still not hitting threes. Just being aggressive definitely helps.”
(Did you feel in a better rhythm earlier? Did the week off help you or hurt you in any way?) “I felt like I was in more of a rhythm. I practiced the last few days so that definitely helps. That’s the main thing. Sitting out and then coming in at full speed is tough to do. So just having reps in practice definitely helps me.”
(You guys started off 4-0 and are now 8-8. How close are you to where you thought you would be?) “After the 4-0 start this isn’t where we thought we would be. We knew we had a lot of tough games coming up and we dropped the ball on some games that we should have won. So that kind of sets us back. We are trying to get hot at the right time. We want to take these last few games and get in a rhythm and take it as far as we can.”