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December 5, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Video: Lorenzo Romar on No. 13 San Diego State

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Here’s video of coach Lorenzo Romar talking about Sunday’s game between Washington (6-0) and No. 13 San Diego State (6-1) at Alaska Airlines Arena.

And here’s a few quotes.

(On if there’s anything he can take from last year’s 70-63 loss that will help UW on Sunday) “That we’re going to have to find a way to score because they’re an exceptional defensive team. Their length is something that we were fortunate enough to play a UTEP team that had great size also. But we’re going to be presented with the same issues here and I remember we experienced that last year.”

(More on the Aztecs) “Again, they’re going to guard you. They’re long. They have interchangeable pieces. They attack the back boards relentlessly. They get to the foul line. Anything to do with aggression they do at a high level. Anything to do with just attacking on the offensive end that’s kind of what they do.”

(On UW in the Wooden Legacy) “I saw a team that got down a couple of times, but did not change the way  it went about its business. To me the mark of an experienced team or a poised team is one that kind of plays the same way the entire time. They’re down 20 (and) they play the same way. They chip away and they chip away and the next thing you know, they’ve caught up. Or they’re up 20 and you don’t see them celebrating. You don’t see them relaxing or beginning to experiment. They play the same way and that 20-point lead may turn into 30.  And I saw a team that – we didn’t have those extremes – but we were down nine to Long Beach State and we continued to play the right way. And we look up and we’re up. We play UTEP and we’re leading by I think double digits at some point. They come back, they take the lead and we continue to play the right way. That is very important. If we can take that throughout the rest of this year that’s going to help us win more ball games.”

(On Nigel Williams-Goss) “He’s a guy that gets into the paint quite a bit. He has the size. He has the decision making and the IQ to make you  play when he gets in that lane and he has a tremendous floater that he uses to his advantage. It’s hard to block. You hardly ever see him get it block. He’s kind of a triple threat in the paint. He can pass it. He can score it. He can make decisions that make a team really upset that he’s breaking their defense down. A lot of bad things happen for the opposition when he does it.”

(On running more pick-n-rolls this season) “Yes. It’s important that you play to your strengths. In different years, with C.J. Wilcox you probably run a lot more single and double screens. With someone like Nigel and even Andrew (Andrews) you put them in situations where they can really excel and Nigel is one of the best in using the ball screen in how he does it. Again, we play to our strengths. I think Shawn Kemp and Robert Upshaw those guys have given us more productivity from the low block, but also again Nigel and our other guards can post up as well. So if you play to your strengths, you try to get them on the low block as well.”

(On Kemp’s two-game struggles) “In the last couple of games some other things happened where the other guys  are scoring or whatever it was. They didn’t give us as much transition. He had been getting some things in transition. But we feel like there’s times when he’s on the block and he has a guy on his back that he’s not getting the ball as much as he should. That’s something that we have to take care of to help Shawn out. He’s posting up so hard, working so hard and we got to get him the ball down there a little more. So Shawn not scoring as much as he did in the first few games, I don’t put that on Shawn. I put that on me has a head coach. We got to make sure he gets more touches.”

(On any changes to the starting lineup) “We’re 6-0 and he’s doing a pretty good job so I haven’t thought about a change.”

(On Donaven Dorsey) “He’s shooting 48 percent from the three-point line, I believe. He’s done a phenomenal job at hitting shots. You watch us in practice and you watch us in games and our guys have a high level of confidence in him that he’s going to knock that shot down. So they look for him and they have no problem with him being a freshman taking these shots because he’s been pretty accurate. The thing about Donaven is never in his life has he been just a standstill shooter and that’s it. He’s done other things. And he is capable of doing those other things. I think as he’s more comfortable, we’ll start to see him do things other than shoot and make threes, which isn’t bad by the way.”

(On the last UW freshman to have similar confidence shooting three-pointers) “The type of confidence we’re talking about – I didn’t say whether they made them or not – the confidence in shooting those threes would probably would be Terrence Ross. C.J. (Wilcox) was obviously a great shooter, but coming in I don’t know if early he had that type of confidence. Terrence Ross from the first practice, he didn’t care if it was the championship game or playing at the park. He was going to shoot it like he was going to make it. But none of them have shot the percentage that Donaven is shooting right now. I don’t think we’ve had a freshman come in and shoot 48 percent in any of the amount of time from the three-point line.”

(On Dorsey’s ceiling) “We’ve talked about that a lot. A guy that played at UCLA Jordan Adams – I thought he was an opportunistic scorer. He could shoot the ball. But that’s not all that he does. He gets offensive rebounds. When Donaven is more comfortable and even in better condition, I think he’s more of that type of a player. He has great size for his position. When he’s in the game and we play with four guards, he’s essentially a wing but we play four guards a lot. Again, as he continues to get stronger and gets in better condition he will play more like a wing.”

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