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March 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM

UW players on NIT and BYU

Here’s comments gathered by the University of Washington from players talking about Tuesday’s first round game at BYU in the National Invitation Tournament.

C.J. WILCOX

(What was this day like for you? Were you confident? Nervous? “I was confident that we were going to get in. I wasn’t too worried about it.”

(When you saw BYU pop up on the screen what was your initial reaction?) “I actually called it two days ago that we would be playing at their place, so I wasn’t too shocked. I was shocked that it actually happened but I was ready for it I guess.”

(Are you close to anybody on that team?) “Yes. I played AAU with Tyler Haws and pretty much the whole team was my rival high school team.”

(What are your thoughts on returning home?) “It will be good to see some people, but as far as playing I know it’s going to be pretty hyped from their side of things.”

(What kind of crowd are you expecting to see there?) “A pretty big crowd – knowing that I’m coming home again and that I’ll be playing Haws again, there were a lot of battles between us in high school. It will be pretty big.”

SCOTT SUGGS:

(What are your thoughts on continuing your college career?) “I’m just excited to be able to keep playing. I wish things would have turned out differently in the Pac-12 tournament but nonetheless we’re able to keep playing. We have another chance to win something.”

(Were you nervous coming in to today?) “Yeah. I didn’t know if we were going to make it. There were a lot of good teams that didn’t make the (NCAA) tournament that we knew were going to be in this. Fortunately we were selected.”

(At this stage does it matter who you are playing or where you are playing?) “It doesn’t matter who we play. Where ever we go we will be prepared to play our hardest. I’m just excited to get another opportunity to play.”

(Do you know anything about BYU?) “I’ve seen them play a few times. Haws is one of their main guys and they have Carlos Delfino. A few of the guys know him.”

ABDUL GADDY:

(What are your initial thoughts on continuing your career?) “We live to play another day. We’re just going to have to go out there and play hard and continue keep on going.”

(Does it matter right now who the opponent is or where you are playing?) “The point is to just keep playing – home or away. It does not make any difference. I just want to keep my career going as long as possible.”

(Any thoughts on BYU?) “It’s C.J.’s hometown. That’s all I know and that he’ll be glad to play them.”

Comments | Topics: Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, Scott Suggs


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