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December 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Steve Fisher on Washington: ‘They gave us nothing easy’

San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher, right, shakes hands with Washington guard Mike Anderson (11) after the Huskies' 49-36 win. (Photo credit: Jennifer Buchanan - AP) Read more: http://www.wtop.com/850/3758423/Washington-knocks-off-No-13-San-Diego-State-49-36#ixzz3LHo2pmBn

San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher, right, shakes hands with Washington guard Mike Anderson (11) after the Huskies’ 49-36 win. (Photo credit: Jennifer Buchanan – AP)
Read more: http://www.wtop.com/850/3758423/Washington-knocks-off-No-13-San-Diego-State-49-36#ixzz3LHo2pmBn

Here’s postgame quotes from San Diego State coach Steve Fisher after Washington’s 49-36 win over the 13th-ranked Aztecs.

(20-percent… off shooting night or what UW did?) “I think Washington had a whole lot to do with the way the flow of the game went. I thought early on we had what looked to be opportunities to score, attacks to the rim. Several of them were shots that we didn’t make but maybe we rushed those because of the size. Then they blocked several and then every shot we took after that was as if we were hoping that they would go in. They had a whole lot to do with it. They were long and athletic, but we went through a stretch where we just lowered our head and drove with no thoughtfulness. We drove for ourselves rather than driving for others. We’d drive in and there is three people standing there and we shot it and the results was 20-percent, or less than 20-percent, but Washington had a lot to do with it.”

(On UW guards scoring 15, 13 against them) “They’re good players and I don’t know within the flow when they got them. They had one stretch where we were still relatively, in my own mindset, (thinking) we had a chance. We had a shot that we defended. They missed it and we didn’t box out. It went right out to, I think it went out to Andrews, and he shot into the 3 from up top. And then I think they got another 3 right after that and it went from like six or seven to 13 or 14 and we were never even an opportunity to think we had a chance after that. They’re good players. Goss, he’s a guy that’s got a lot of moxie and Andrews can play. He plays off of him and he can make shots. So they’re good. They’re very good.”

(One-off event or bigger problems?) “I’ll go back and look at the tape. They scored 21 points in the first half. We had a basket at the end of the half. I went in with my theme was they let us off the hook. We should be down 14, 15 points. We’re six points behind. We’re going to win the game. And then we talked about what he had to do and we set up what we thought would be an opportunity to get JJ a look in the second half and I think we turned it over on the very first play of the second half. Our offense was bad. That’s the only way you can put it and they had a lot to do with that. They had a lot to do with it but we had a lot to do with it also. They gave us nothing easy until the very end.”

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