Here’s a few quotes from Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins’ after Washington’s 64-60 win.
(On team playing issues in the second half) “We just weren’t sharp, it was very disappointing…missing free throws, and all things that we talk about doing when we really work on execution. We just didn’t do it. Just very disappointed in how we finished offensively.”
(On the last play of the game) “Well we got what we wanted. Chasson was actually open for the three and he turned it down. That was fine but I though he was going to stop and try to take the pull up after that. He just kept trying to be a little too close. The young man came up and took a charge…guess he saw Anthony and decided he wanted to dump it off… but he’s been our go- to guy all season long, and in those moments you want him to take those shots. And I thought he had two good looks.”
(On Chasson not taking last 3) “I want him to take any shot where he is in rhythm, because I think he is going to make it. I’ve seen him make big shots for us all year…If he had the three he wanted, he knows that a green light for him to take the shot. He kept getting closer and he may have thought he could go all the way…the young man stepped in and made a big play and took charge, huge play by Simmons.”
“Regarding John Gage’s last game in Seattle) “I haven’t had a chance to speak to him yet…John’s been great for us his entire career, and I wish we could have gotten the win for him tonight.”
(On Washington’s defense in the second half) “They changed their line-up in the second half with Anderson and Kemp…They were a little bit bigger out there because of that. They played well…as I said, we just give them credit, defensively they did a good job and I don’t think we executed very well.”