December 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM
In the video (above), coach Lorenzo Romar talked about Washington’s porous defense, which allows 86.1 points per game and is ranked 342nd nationally.
He said playing at No. 24 San Diego State will prepare the Huskies for the Pac-12 season and acknowledged a win could boost UW’s sagging 206th RPI.
Romar also touched on former football coach Steve Sarkisian, who left Washington and took the USC job.
“Man, I understand why he made the move,” Romar said. “I understand. But I hate to see my man go. He’s been the best. Him and his wife Stephanie and the children, they … (laughs). Anyone who doesn’t understand what him and his staff were able to do here in the time that they were here, I don’t understand them.
“I mean you go from 0-12 to four bowl games in five years. I think people take that kind of stuff for granted. That’s crazy. I’m going to miss him. I’m going to miss him, just his genuine attitude, his jumper in pickup games, his willingness to help wherever he can help, speaking to recruits for us. I’m going to miss him a lot.”
Romar, who grew up in Compton, Calif., said he understands Sarkisian’s desire to return home to Southern California. Sarkisian was born in Torrance, Calif.
Romar, a former UW player, returned to Montlake in 2002 to coach the Huskies. During his tenure, there’s been four football coaches. Here’s the list.
Name ……………………….. Tenure ………. UW Record
Rick Neuheisel* …………. 1999-2002 ……. 33-16
Keith Gilbertson …………. 2003-04 ……….. 7-16
Tyrone Willingham ……… 2005-08 ………… 11-37
Steve Sarkisian ………… 2009-13 …………. 34-29
December 4, 2013 at 4:15 PM
In the video (above), freshman guard Darin Johnson talks about Washington’s new defense, adjusting to college basketball and Sunday’s game at San Diego State.
Last year Johnson and former Sheldon High teammates Dakarai Allen and D’Erryl Williams visited SDSU and considered committing to the Aztecs as a three-player package. Allen and Williams chose San Diego State.
December 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM
The Huskies stumbled defensively and were pushed to the max, but survived once again and pulled out a 92-89 double-overtime victory that wasn’t decided until the final seconds.
SUNDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Mike Moser had 15 rebounds and 13 points in No. 14 Oregon’s 91-76 victory over North Dakota.
— It was a homecoming for Josh Scott who scored 16 points to lead Colorado in an 81-57 rout at Air Force for its seventh win in a row. Scott went to high school a short distance from the Air Force Academy.
— Behind 23 points from Pe’Shon Howard USC beat Xavier 84-78 in the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
November 30, 2013 at 8:24 PM
Here’s video (above) of C.J. Wilcox, Perris Blackwell and Mike Anderson following Washington’s 92-89 double overtime win over Long Beach State.
November 30, 2013 at 7:49 PM
Here’s video (above) of coach Lorenzo Romar discussing Washington’s 92-89 double-overtime win over Long Beach State.
November 26, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Here’s video (above) of coach Lorenzo Romar after Washington’s 83-79 win over Montana.
November 26, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Here’s video (above) of C.J. Wilcox and Nigel Williams-Goss in post-game interviews following Washington’s 83-79 win over Montana.
November 22, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Here’s video (above) of C.J. Wilcox and Mike Anderson after Washington’s 89-78 loss to Boston College.
Wilcox took little solace after scoring 30 points.
“Really at the end of the day, it’s about the team,” he said. “I know none of us wanted to come out here and drop two, but I think we came away with some good things. We saw what we need to work on and we did a good job of sticking together through adversity.
“We had two guys out (Jernard Jarreau and Desmond Simmons) and we kept battling. I think we can take something away from that.”
November 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Here’s video (above) of Washington coach Lorenzo Romar after the Huskies’ 102-84 loss to Indiana.
Sorry for the odd viewing angle.
November 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM
In the video (above), Washington forward Perris Blackwell talked about Indiana’s size disparity following Washington’s 102-84 defeat.
Blackwell said: “I don’t think it was necessarily hard. It’s just that we got in a lot of foul trouble, so we had a lack of bigs. So it was just tough trying to pick up with our other four-man (Shawn Kemp Jr.) going out. It was just tough to try and block off all the length.”
C.J. Wilcox added: “Size helps. We have a lot of guys, mainly guards, leaking out kind of expecting Perris to get all the rebounds and we don’t have five guys going to the basket ever time. They had everybody going every time and wee struggled blocking a lot of them out.”