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January 22, 2015 at 11:36 PM

Video: Lorenzo Romar on Washington’s 52-50 win

Here’s video of the postgame interview with coach Lorenzo Romar following Washington’s 52-50 win over Colorado.

And here’s a partial transcript.

(Opening statement) “Resilient is what our team was tonight. When you shoot 36% from the field and you are able to still win a game on the road, it says a lot for us staying in there and persevering. Obviously Andrew Andrews hit huge shot to win the game, but it was a team effort. I couldn’t be more proud of our guys. On the road it doesn’t matter how you do it as long as you get it done you can move the chains and get out of town.”

(On First Time Winning at The Coors Event Center) “It was the first time we were this close. We never mention it one time coming into the game. We did mention, right before we went out, that we got beat 91-65 here last year. Other than that we didn’t talk about the past, we dwelled on what we needed to do to come out with the victory tonight.”

(On What Was Said in the Last Minute Timeouts) “We wanted to make sure we were organized on both sides of the floor, basically, because we had several possessions that we coughed up due to being out of position offensively. So, we wanted to make sure we were in the right position going out there.”

(On Who Got to Take the Last Shot) “The play was to set a ball screen for Andrew, to clear them out to get a shot.”

(On Trusting Andrew Andrews with the Last Shot) “When he was a freshman in practice he hit those shots at the buzzer all the time. When he gets opened and is on balance, in a situation when there is pressure, he is a dare devil. In those situations, I’ve seen him in practice, come through. With what they had going, we figured they would double team Nigel Williams-Goss. We thought he might be a great option, if they were going to collapse on him. We Mike Anderson and Donaven Dorsey, our best shooters over on the right side of the floor for Andrews to flip the ball to them, but he got open. Andrew is a gamer in certain situations like that. He has done it this year where he has not hit shots and then down the stretch he hits a big three. So, we had the confidence in him that he could knock the shot down.”

(On Thoughts of What They Did Well) “I thought our guys did a good job of being discipline, staying organized and not getting too extended in the zone. Colorado has a lot of shooters and in the first half we were so concerned about their shooters that we kept going for their shot fakes, which made it is easy for them to get around us driving the basketball. In the second half we stayed down on the floor a lot more and made them shot for head.”

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