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November 10, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Here’s video (above) of C.J. Wilcox, Andrew Andrews and Mike Anderson, who sat at a table and talked about Washington’s 88-78 win over Seattle University.
Wilcox finished with 22 points, seven rebounds and four steals, Andrews had 21 points and four rebounds and Anderson added 12 points and eight rebounds in the season-opening win.
August 6, 2013 at 1:39 AM
The season is winding down at the Northwest Collegiate Summer League, which features several local college players including the Washington Huskies.
Two games Monday featured several UW players.
The first contest pitted a team comprised of Jernard Jarreau, Nigel Williams-Goss, Darin Johnson and Jahmel Taylor against a squad of several Seattle Pacific players. The UW crew led 36-27 in the first half, but fell 71-70 in the final seconds.
Taylor had a quiet game and finished with just three points. Jarreau missed the first half, but made an impact early in the second half. He drained a mid-range jumper before powering to the rim and dropping in a layup. Two possessions later, he led a fastbreak and delivered an alley-oop lob to Johnson for a layup. Jarreau finished with four points. It wasn’t his best game. In fact, JJ had his hands full with Cory Hutsen who scored a game-high tying 22 points. Leading 70-69 in the final seconds, Jarreau had a turnover on an inbound pass that led to a game-clinching layup.
This was my first time watching Williams-Goss with UW players and he’s as good as advertised. His basketball IQ is off the charts. He has an incredible feel for the game and seemingly makes the right play all the time. At least he did in the second half Monday, with the exception of two turnovers in the final minute. He drained two NBA-range three-pointers early in the second half and spent the rest of the game getting to the rim and dishing assists. He was also able to get in the paint with guile and hesitation moves. Williams-Goss had 19 points, which was offset by 20 points from SPU’s David Downs.
And finally, Johnson tallied 22 points and made it look easy. The freshman guard is like a great white shark. He’s always on the attack. He’s got a steady jumper and he’s strong enough to get inside.
In the nightcap, Andrew Andrews led his team to a 93-92 win against a squad that included former UW standout Aziz N’Diaye (17 points) and Seattle University’s Clarence Trent (28 points). Andrews connected on three three-pointers and finished with 21 points. Hikeem Stewart added 20 , sophomore Gilles Dierickx eight and Desjuan Newton, who is transferring from Central Arizona CC to Robert Morris, had 30.
Trent was impressive while knocking down deep three-pointers and using his incredible athleticism for tip jams and windmill dunks. N’Diaye powered in several dunks and kept Dierickx fairly quiet.
Not sure if Andrews and Stewart can play together for long stretches in the Pac-12, but Monday they were too much for N’Diaye’s team. Both guards shot the ball well on the perimeter and were pests on the defensive end.
Trailing 92-91 with 14.2 seconds remaining, Andrews baited a defender into a foul. He used a pump-fake on a three-pointer to get the defender in the air and jumped into him for the call. Andrews made two of three free throws, but needed to sweat out three potentially game-winning shots in the final seconds.
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March 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Here’s the postgame video (above) of Washington players following their 65-57 win over USC.
(On the final game on Saturday) “It hasn’t really hit me yet but the game should be fun. It’s been a good five years. It won’t be the end of the year, but it will be the last time I play at home so it will be special.”
(On Fontan being hurt) “I didn’t know he was hurt, I was just trying to help the team in any way that I could. I wasn’t doing much on offense so I figured my defense could help us.”
(Rebound mentality) “I just don’t want to run 17’s for not rebounding, so I just go to the boards. It’s not so much as a threat that I’ll have to run if I don’t, it’s more that I set a goal for myself to crash a certain amount of times and I try to hold myself to reaching that goal every single game.”
(On the team being on a roll (like the beginning of conference season) “We’re just trying to play consistent. We don’t look at streaks, we just take the games as they come and try our best to go out there and play hard. We don’t pay too much attention to how many games me lose in a row or how many games me win in a row; we treat each game as an individual game. We’re just trying to play as hard as we can.”
(Feeling like the team regained something) “Not at all. After every single game we felt like we could have done something to prevent those losses. The games that we did win, we still felt like we made some bad defensive and offensive decisions, so we just take those games and try to learn from them. We don’t have the type of group to try to be front runners when we win, and when we don’t just hang our heads thinking we aren’t doing very well.”
(On the team rolling in the right direction) “Yes we’re definitely getting close to playing the way that we’re supposed to play, especially at the right time. Our team usually does it but we start a little late; it seems like we’re starting to get the ball rolling.”
(On the team’s free throws turning around in the second half of the game) “Jernard stepped up big tonight and hit his free throws. He’s been capable of doing that all year and he stepped up tonight at the right time, helping us get the win.”
(On being face guarded during the game) “I was expecting it but when Scott gets going it makes things a lot easier on me. They have to focus on him a lot more and I can just take the play while Scott gets the shots to put points on the board. It takes a lot of pressure off of me.”
(On how different USC played with Dedmon) “USC played completely different, Dedmon is a force under the basket. He has a lot of offensive rebounds, he dunks, and he hits three’s. He played a good game and definitely makes a difference on the floor.”
February 2, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Here’s video (above) of Washington players after their 96-92 victory against Arizona State.
(On his confidence when other guys are stepping up with scoring) “It helps and takes a lot of pressure off me. It’s tough to get in the rhythm in your first year and it takes a while to get into it. When they get into that rhythm, you’re not going to focus on me as much. It’s good, as far as a team standpoint. It’s hard to just key on everybody. You got to help out somebody, and with them [Andrews and Kemp] playing the way they are, it really helps us.”
(When they knew they had the offensive game in them) “It was just a matter of time. We hadn’t been playing well offensively, but we knew it was coming. We knew what we were capable of tonight.”
(About his eye injury) “It was a fast break and [Abdul] Gaddy threw me the ball, so I caught it and I made a fake and [the ASU player] hit his knee above my eyebrow. I was glad it wasn’t too serious and I was able to bounce back. When I got hit, I was a little dizzy. I saw the doctor and they put some anesthesia and I got some stitches, and after that I was fine.”
(On his last few points in the game) “We had a lot of confidence in our guards. They made the right read and I just followed through on the shot and the ball went in. I got lucky.”
(On Shawn Kemp Jr.) “He’s just playing his game. Being physical and going on the offensive glass, it all helps a lot, just having him there. He did a really good job offensively finishing on the rim.”
(On his game tonight) “I was just doing what the coaches were telling me to do. Just trying to push the ball, trying to get people open, taking what the defense gives me.”
(On Jahii Carson) “He’s just quick, so quick. Our game plan was trying to send him left, so a couple times when we jumped the screen he would go left or a couple times he would make a tough shot. It was just a tough cover from a standpoint that he’s so fast and shifty. We just had to keep him in front. We just tried to keep fresh legs on him, trying to get different match ups to see what made him more comfortable. With [our guys] physicality’s – CJ’s quickness, Abdul’s smartness of how to play people with his ankles and everything. We just tried to give him looks.”
January 26, 2013 at 9:53 PM
Despite surrendering a season-high in points and committing 21 turnovers – another season high – coach Lorenzo Romar was encouraged with Washington’s effort during an 81-76 defeat at No. 16 Oregon.
“We did a lot of positive things and we had a heart beat,” he said. “If we have a heart beat, that’s what we’re talking about. Bring forth focus and effort and we’ll deal with the rest.
“I thought we brought more effort tonight.”
Romar’s comments illustrates just how far the Huskies have fallen since their 4-0 start in the Pac-12. He’s happy the players had the right approach going into the game. Considering their embarrassing performances in recent defeats to Utah and Oregon State, maybe that’s plus.
Still the improved effort didn’t sharpen UW’s execution on both ends of the floor.
The Huskies’ 21 turnovers led to 27 points for Oregon. Washington also allowed the Ducks to shoot 57.8 percent, which is the second highest for a UW opponent this season.
Romar said today’s defensive breakdowns were unlike any other game this season.
The Huskies were repeatedly beaten down the floor and failed to properly set their defense. Oregon had 10 fast-break points, including a Carlos Emory dunk after C.J. Wilcox missed a free throw. It’s almost unheard of to surrender a fast-break dunk after a FT attempt and yet, Emory swooped to the rim from the wing and flushed a windmill tomahawk jam.
“We were back (on defense), but we weren’t organized,” Romar said. “You not only have to be back against Oregon, you have to be in proper position or they find a weak spot in your defense and they burn you on it.”
Washington also had great difficulty keeping Oregon away from the rim.
E.J. Singler and Arsalan Kazemi did nice jobs spinning into the lane for short jumpers or layups.
“They drove us to the middle too much,” Romar said. “That’s something we talked about. We didn’t want that too happen. But they practice too. They work on that all the time. They were the better team tonight. They’re not the 316th team in the country. They’re No. 16 in the country and maybe better than that after this week. They’re a good basketball team.
“We knew we had a challenge. I thought our guys, with the exception of when they pulled away from us, I thought we played pretty good basketball.”
Oregon’s 37 free throw attempts are inflated because the Huskies intentionally fouled in the last two minutes to preserve the game. Still it’s interesting to note the Ducks made more fouls shots (27) than UW attempted (24).
But it’s not all gloom and doom.
Washington received a season-high 27 points from the bench. Andrew Andrews (above, near right) scored 15 points and Shawn Kemp Jr. had 12, which is the first time two reserves finished with at least 10 points.
It will be overshadowed by the defeat, but Washington snapped an eight-game streak of scoring fewer than 70 points. Turnovers aside, the Huskies had a nice night offensively once they got the shots up.
They shot 51.9 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent (8-12) on three-pointers. That’s the best UW has shot behind the arc this season.
Unfortunately, the Huskies were 14 of 24 (58.3 percent) at the free throw line.
Washington is also winless (0-3) at Matthew Knight Arena.
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January 26, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Here’s video (above) of the post-game interview with Andrews Andrews following Washington’s 81-76 defeat at No. 16 Oregon.
The redshirt freshman point guard led the Huskies with 15 points, two shy of his personal best. He converted 5 of 10 shots. Andrews also had four assists to offset three turnovers in 27 minutes.
Andrews starred at Portland’s Benson Tech.
January 18, 2013 at 4:52 PM
Here’s video of Andrew Andrews who met with the media today to talk about tomorrow’s game against Utah.
December 30, 2012 at 12:53 AM
History said odds were against UW coming out on the winning side of this matchup. Entering the game, Lorenzo Romar-led teams were 2-12 in games played in the Eastern Time zone. Despite three home defeats this season, Washington (8-5) has been dominant at home the past few years. But there’s been serious questions about the team’s ability to win on the road.
Those concerns were heightened this season when Romar installed the high-post offense and built a team around a pair of standout jump shooters in C.J. Wilcox and Scott Suggs. When they’re hitting shots, UW can play with anybody.
But when they’re not, well games like the one inside the XL Center take place.
Washington scored a season low and shot a season-low 29.4 percent (19 of 64) from the field. It was UW’s lowest shooting percentage since shooting 29.2 percent on Nov. 24, 2008 vs. Kansas. The Huskies converted just 4 of 17 3-pointers (23.5 percent).
Wilcox was 2-12 from the field and 1 of 6 on three-pointers. He finished with a season-low five points, 14 below his average.
Suggs scored a game-high 15 points, but he needed 15 shots and missed 10. No one else scored in double figures.
Despite the woeful shooting, the Huskies were down five (50-45) with 7:26 left. But the cold shooting ultimately doomed them. Over the next 5:25 minutes, Washington didn’t score a point while UConn went on a 7-0 run.
During the stretch, UW missed six shots and committed two turnovers. When the Huskies finally ended the scoreless drought, they were down 57-47 with 1:59 left.
Connecticut distributed 12,720 tickets, but a snow storm kept fans away and only 6,000 or so were in the building. Before the game, UConn held a press conference to announce the five-year, $7 million extension given to coach Kevin Ollie.
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December 18, 2012 at 4:22 PM
A few notes from coach Lorenzo Romar’s press conference today. You can watch the video (below).
— Backup guard Andrew Andrews practiced for the first time since spraining his right ankle on Dec. 6. However, he has not been medically cleared to play Thursday. If Andrews doesn’t play against Cal Poly, Romar expects him to return Saturday against Northern Illinois.
—Scott Suggs is averaging 20 points in the past three games since he returned from a three-game layoff due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He’s taken 10 shots in each of the past two games and Romar said Suggs and C.J. Wilcox need to be aggressive offensively.
— After a disheartening effort last Saturday, Romar said he talked to the team Monday about “what this game means to you.” He wants to see more passion from the Huskies and he’s challenging them to “get out of their comfort zone.”
— Essentially Romar wants to see a consistent effort each and every time the Huskies play regardless of the opponent or the circumstances. He noted UW played well against Seton Hall, Ohio State, Loyola Maryland and Seattle University. In the other six games, the Huskies have given inconsistent performances.
— Against Jackson State, Romar sensed UW was “bored with success,” which partly explains why the Huskies surrendered double-digit leads in the first and second halves.
— When asked how he can get the players out of their comfort zone, Romar talked about making them irritable at practice through drills and constant instruction.
— Romar said he would like to get Shawn Kemp Jr. more offensive touches. The sophomore forward has been called UW’s best low-post scoring option, but he’s taken just seven shots in the past three games. Kemp missed the first seven games due to a knee injury. Romar explained the Huskies are not yet comfortable getting the ball to Kemp on the blocks. It’s something they need to work on.
— In the final two home non-conference games, Romar wants to see Washington play consistently over 40 minutes. He wants to see the right intensity, defense, offensive execution and rebounding.
— Romar said the upcoming four-game road stretch that includes games at Connecticut, Washington State and a trip to the Bay Area is not a make-or-break point in the season. He noted the 0-5 Pac-10 start in 2003-04 that culminated with a NCAA tournament berth.
December 18, 2012 at 10:23 AM
Backup guard Andrew Andrews, who has missed the past three games due to a sprained right ankle, may return Thursday when Washington hosts Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at Edmundson Pavilion.
In a radio interview this morning with KJR-AM, coach Lorenzo Romar said: “There’s a slight chance he could play in Thursday’s game. He still hasn’t been able to practice yet. So it’s hard to say if he’ll be able to play.”
Washington (6-4) has two home games before finishing the non-conference season at Connecticut and starting Pac-12 play with three consecutive road games. Romar is optimistic about how the Huskies have progressed.
“With our guys coming back and our guys understanding what we’re trying to do,” he said. :I feel like even though we’re not efficient every time we’re out there on the floor every possession, I feel underneath it all it’s kind of coming together. And I’m pretty excited about that.”