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December 5, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Video: Robert Upshaw on No. 13 San Diego State

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Here’s video of sophomore center Robert Upshaw 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 rating his overall play during is return to basketball after a year and half layoff) “On a scale from 1 to 10, I’m like at an 8. Every day I work hard on my conditioning. I work hard to do well in practice and in the games and to have a major focus. I think that really helps me do the things I do when I’m in the games so I have to continue that and get better with it.”

(On if he expected to have 29 shots in his first six game) “I expected it to be a lot better. I feel like I’ve had a little drop off between the Pacific game and the UTEP game in getting out of position. Just like coach (Lorenzo) Romar said it’s about being in the right spot and being in the right places. I think I’ve made some mistakes, but I feel like I can get better and learn from them and be a lot better than I am now.”

(On if he knows how many he has in games) “No. I’m just trying to get a stop and get to the other end. That’s all I’m thinking about. I think I change the game when I do that and it allows us to be really successful as a team and it allows us to use our abilities to win.

(On if the drop off is due to opposing teams making him a bigger part of the scouting report) “It’s that, but also at the same time it’s me knowing that and changing how I play and not being so quick to go get a shot or quick to do something. A guy jumps into me and I catch an easy foul. It’s about playing it smart and being in perfect position to block a shot or deflect a shot or change a shot. Things like that.”

(On UW’s man-to-man defense and it’s zone defense) “I think our zone is a lot more effective, but I feel like we’re a strong defensive team. We’re only allowing like – we’re one of the tops in the Pac-12 in allowing field goal percentage. Just overall, we’re a good strong team and that’s something that we didn’t have last year. Now that we have it, I feel like we’re going to give teams a lot of trouble.”

(On San Diego State) “They’re a really good team. I played them when I was at Fresno State. They had a really good team then. I watched them play last year when we played them and this year it’s not different than any other game. It’s not different than the Tulsa game or the Grambling State game. We’re going to prepare for it just the same. They’re a high-caliber team, but I feel like the team that we have this year is going to be able to compete and out compete the team that they have. Just like we’ve been doing with other teams. So it’s no different from any other game that we’re going to play. It’s no different from the Arizona game we’re going to play. It’s no different from the South Carolina State game that we played. It’s all the same.”

 

 

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