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January 4, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Washington returns home with split in Arizona desert

We’ll provide a more in-depth game-analysis a little later, but wanted to share coach Lorenzo Romar’s thoughts on Washington’s first Pac-12 road trip. The Huskies return home 9-5 overall and 1-1 in conference.

“I’m proud of our team,” he said. “I thought our team played tough. I thought our team scrapped. I thought our team we weathered the storm until the end.  More than anything our team has made a lot of progress from a month ago.”

Washington fell a little short in its bid to knock off No. 1 Arizona. The Huskies had a lead with 10:02 left and were within two points with 3:39 remaining.

But in the end, Arizona pulled away and Washington lost 71-62.

In many ways, the Huskies were playing with house money and had nothing to lose heading into today’s game thanks to a surprising win Thursday at Arizona State in the Pac-12 opener.

And for a little while, it looked as if Washington might pull off the upset.

Romar said this road trip can help the Huskies.

“If we understand that now we’re a better defensive team than we were before and we take that with us and understand if we play the right way, that we have a chance to be competitive with anyone in our league,” he said. “If we can remember that, and remember why, then we can draw from this weekend and it could help us.”

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