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Here’s the postgame interview with coach Lorenzo Romar following Washington’s 91-65 loss at Colorado.
And here’s a few transcribed quotes from Romar.
(Opening statment) “Colorado. Wow. They came out on fire, shots contested, not contested. They were just knocking shots down and knocked us back on our heels right away. I thought coming into the game we were pretty focused and ready to play, but their ability to hit shots early pushed us back a little bit. They did a nice job coming in to play.”
(On Colorado Being Motivated Because Of Spencer Dinwiddie Injury) “It had been brought up, but it wasn’t like we intentionally hurt Spencer. It was an open court, it happens, but I do know in this game, you use anything you can you can for motivation.”
(On Washington’s Mistakes) “We were not organized in our defensive transition early in the game. We were not picking people up, we allowed them to get a couple baskets but we also turned it over early and allowed them to get going. [That early lead] can be tough, but we brought it back down to seven. We came back and we used a lot of energy to come back but we couldn’t make shots and eventually they ran away from us.”
(On The Second Half) “I thought in spurts we played okay but we got too anxious on the offensive end at times. It was about a three minute stretch there in the second half where we took turns trying to bring it back individually and that’s not the way to do it on the road, that’s for sure, and that further increased their lead. They fed off of that.”
(On Colorado’s Short Bench) “Askia Booker, Josh Scott, and Xavier Johnson, those three guys combined for almost 70 points I think. Those guys just picked it up. All three of them picked up the slack for what they didn’t have. I don’t think [their length inside] bothered us much. Not as much as it did the first time. It bothered us the first time we played them, although Josh Scott is a very good player and shot blocker and defender.”