Here’s video of the postgame press conference with coach Lorenzo Romar after Washington’s 87-81 win over Oregon State.
And here’s a few quotes.
(Opening Statement) “That Oregon State team always concerns me. Just seems like they’re just so hard for us to play against. It is tough to play against their size and their length, but I am so proud of our team. That one group that was in there when we were town, they went in there and scrapped. I think they were on the floor for at least 11 minutes together; it was the difference in the game.
They played with so much enthusiasm and so much life. And they were so united. It was great to be able to watch our team go out and play like that. Nigel, I think that’s one of the best freshman performances we have maybe seen in this building. What a performance he put on. He was just very, very efficient offensive and defensively. Perris Blackwell was good, he was aggressive. He attacked the unsung hero to anyone who didn’t watch this game would be Mike Anderson. Just battled and scraped and passed and made other players better. He played with so much energy. It was good to see.
In a game where [Eric] Moreland is tough guy to score against, it was great to see other guys step up. Where C.J. wasn’t able to get as loose as he could.
(On the Huskies ball movement in the second half) “One of the greatest joys as a coach to see…when those five guys out there are in a zone,.You see defensively everyone is in sync, unison and moving together. You see guys battling on the boards together. As big as that team was, we out rebounded them in this game. Offensively, for 11 and a half minutes, no one cared who got the credit. Just five guys playing together. And I just feel like they were in a zone playing together that way. Maybe they got winded down the stretch it. But I thought that was the difference in the game the way they played. Mike Anderson got some rebounds and made some gritty plays and that got us charged up.”