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Release: 11/20/2009
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Nov. 20, 2009

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Husky Head Coach Lorenzo Romar
"I thought that at times our guys had poor shot selection and that is just not how we want to play. I thought that once we settled down we did a good job of getting into the teeth of the zone. What we did not do a good job of was casting from three, and having the wrong guys casting from three."

"Quincy had a monster game. He just really played well. The first day that we had practice and put the zone offense in the first person we talked about was Quincy. Try to get the ball to Quincy because he is really effective in the middle of that zone."

"Tyreese Breshers played really well also. He just puts the heat on you right away. There aren't twelve moves there is just go. He gets the ball and finds an angle whatever that angle is he attacks it and then goes up. If he can play 20 quality minutes like that then that would really help our cause."

"For whatever reason we just weren't moving our feet as quickly as we should have tonight. We were just a step slow moving our feet and as a result we were bumping and reaching too much. We just didn't do a good job keeping them in front of us."

"I thought that we were avoiding contact a little in the first half. We weren't just going up and finishing lay-ups, and that just shows how we were a little off. We knew they were in foul trouble they had four guys with three fouls at halftime. We said we have to go right at them because they are either not going to foul us or they are going to foul out. We have got to be aggressive going to the rim and I thought we were in the second half."

"I thought that [Gaddy] was stellar at running our team against the zone. He just did a great job keeping our team under control."

Husky Forward Tyrese Breshers
"I feel the game was called a little soft. Every time I was at the free throw line they were talking about don't push your guy under the rim. I was like, why did I go to the weight room for?"

Husky Guard Isaiah Thomas
"Anyone who does that kind of thing where you transfer to a different school and then plays that school at their home wants to come out and play well, just like Phil [Nelson] did last time."

"Anybody off the bench what he [Tyrese] does brings energy and brings a spark. He did a great job of finishing at the rim and getting rebounds and just doing the things he does."

"[Quincy] was playing like he should. He's playing really efficient and leading us. He's the captain of this team and is supposed to be doing the things that he does. He's been here four years and know how to get it done."

San Jose St. Coach George Nessman
"Well, I thought our effort was really good. We certainly played really hard, we didn't play as smart as we needed to. Washington is really, really, good. We're not going to beat a team on their level unless we play with our brains as hard as we played with our bodies. We just made some mistakes that really hurt us, we didn't adjust to a part of their zone attack that they were really hurting us. They were getting the ball to Pondexter in the paint too much, that hurt us. Then we failed to make some free throws in a critical time in the game."

Guard Adrian Oliver
On coming back and playing against UW "It was fun. It was a fun game, fun environment, it was a good challenge for a team. The only thing is we came out short. You know, against number 14 in the country, we fought them hard, but we're still not satisfied. It was fun coming back here and seeing a lot of old faces, saying hello, and it was just a good game."

On playing so well against his own teammates "It was nice, but it would have been nicer if we had gotten the win. Like I always say, I don't care if I score five or thirty points as long as we get the win. So, tonight's not going to sit well with me, but we have a game on Sunday, so I can reflect on this, see what I did wrong--you know, it's gotta be a team effort--watch film and see what I can do better."

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