Dec. 28, 2008
University of Washington Basketball vs. Montana
December 28, 2008 * Postgame Quotes
Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar
"It is good to get back out onto the floor and have a game. We haven't had one of those situations like we had today in that we played two totally different halves. We played a very, very good first half and not a good second half. We have not been, the last year-and-a-half, a very good foul shooting team. We were a good foul shooting team in the first half. In the second, we did not shoot foul shots well. We didn't shoot well from the floor. W turned it over 10 times. There were a number of things on the offensive end that were disappointing. I thought defensively, for the most part, we did a pretty good job throughout the game. We got that behind us and we have another one against Morgan State. That will be our last one until conference. Our plan will be to come back against Morgan State and do what we had been doing lately, put together two good halves. I thought we had been doing a good job of that, playing for 40 minutes. You have to give Montana a lot of credit for that. They did a good job. In the second half, they changed defenses. They hung around and they caused us some problems. One of the things that happened to us, whether we relaxed or whatever the case was, we played too much sometimes for the sensational play as opposed to the normal, basic basketball play. We take ourselves out of points when we do that. We have done that before, where we turn the ball over too many times in the second half."