GoHuskies.com: How excited are you about the start of the Pac-10 season?
Artem Wallace: There is no describing, I am just real excited about it. All of the older guys have been talking about what it is like, and I can't wait to experience it for myself.
GH: Coming from a small high school, how does playing in front of the type of crowd at Bank of America Arena change your game?
Wallace: It is a totally different atmosphere, there is no comparison. It doesn't really change my game a whole lot, but it might.
GH: What has been your favorite game this year?
Wallace: Probably Gonzaga, because of the crowd. It was just incredible, the fans were just awesome.
GH: How would you respond to people saying your schedule has been weak?
Wallace: I don't really know how to respond to those claims having to do with scheduling. We played Gonzaga, and you cannot call that game weak. We'll see what happens when the Pac-10 season starts.
GH: What are the team's goals for the year?
Wallace: We just want to go as far as we can. We'll play hard and see what happens from there.
GH: What kind of an impact does your freshman class have on the team?
Wallace: Well, we have two freshmen starting with Jon (Brockman) and Justin (Dentmon). That is definitely quite an impact, and I think we have a pretty good class.
GH: Everyone hears stories about Jon Brockman inflicting pain on his teammates in practice. How intense do the low post battles get?
Wallace: In the low post, it is definitely pretty intense. It is very physical, but it is practice and it makes us better.