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March 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Video: UW players after win over USC

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Here’s the postgame video (above) of Washington players following their 65-57 win over USC.


(On the final game on Saturday) “It hasn’t really hit me yet but the game should be fun. It’s been a good five years. It won’t be the end of the year, but it will be the last time I play at home so it will be special.”


(On Fontan being hurt) “I didn’t know he was hurt, I was just trying to help the team in any way that I could. I wasn’t doing much on offense so I figured my defense could help us.”

(Rebound mentality) “I just don’t want to run 17’s for not rebounding, so I just go to the boards. It’s not so much as a threat that I’ll have to run if I don’t, it’s more that I set a goal for myself to crash a certain amount of times and I try to hold myself to reaching that goal every single game.”

(On the team being on a roll (like the beginning of conference season) “We’re just trying to play consistent. We don’t look at streaks, we just take the games as they come and try our best to go out there and play hard. We don’t pay too much attention to how many games me lose in a row or how many games me win in a row; we treat each game as an individual game. We’re just trying to play as hard as we can.”

(Feeling like the team regained something) “Not at all. After every single game we felt like we could have done something to prevent those losses. The games that we did win, we still felt like we made some bad defensive and offensive decisions, so we just take those games and try to learn from them. We don’t have the type of group to try to be front runners when we win, and when we don’t just hang our heads thinking we aren’t doing very well.”


(On the team rolling in the right direction) “Yes we’re definitely getting close to playing the way that we’re supposed to play, especially at the right time. Our team usually does it but we start a little late; it seems like we’re starting to get the ball rolling.”

(On the team’s free throws turning around in the second half of the game) “Jernard stepped up big tonight and hit his free throws. He’s been capable of doing that all year and he stepped up tonight at the right time, helping us get the win.”

(On being face guarded during the game) “I was expecting it but when Scott gets going it makes things a lot easier on me. They have to focus on him a lot more and I can just take the play while Scott gets the shots to put points on the board. It takes a lot of pressure off of me.”

(On how different USC played with Dedmon) “USC played completely different, Dedmon is a force under the basket. He has a lot of offensive rebounds, he dunks, and he hits three’s. He played a good game and definitely makes a difference on the floor.”

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