Jan. 6, 2007
Bank of America Arena, Jan. 6, 2007
Arizona State vs. Washington
Head Coach Lorenzo Romar:
Opening Statement: "With the exception of the first few minutes of the game, defensively, in the beginning of the game and the second half with the three consecutive offensive rebounds I thought that once we got going most of their shots were contested perimeter shots. I thought that we did a much better job with our pressure as the game went on. We only turned the ball over twelve times, turnovers and the defensive end those are the two areas that we are really looking at. I thought that we did an ok job tonight. I am glad we got a win in the books, we need to keep getting better."
On the defensive pressure on Spencer Hawes: "They played a zone the entire game and really paid a lot of attention to Spencer and really collapsed on him whenever he caught it. That really freed up Ryan Appleby for some really good looks from the three-point line. Pick your poison, they did want to get beaten on the inside."
On Adrian Oliver's performance: "Adrian played hard, this weekend the stats don't show with numbers in terms of scoring but he played some spirited basketball. He has played some good floor basketball; he has had two good floor games. The other guy, who only has one number on here - he missed a free throw, is Artem Wallace. Artem came in and did a very good job in the second half. Based on our defense scheme, he came in and executed it to perfection."
On rebounding: "In the second half we didn't do a good enough job, like I mentioned the three consecutive rebounds they had in the second half on the offensive end. They are a good rebounding team, they came in here as a good rebounding team."
On Arizona State's ability to bottle-up Quincy: "As I said before we didn't get a whole lot in transition, also in the zone they really collapsed on Quincy, quite a bit when ever he touched the ball. Again, obviously what they were doing was that they weren't going to give up much in the paint and we will make them beat us from the outside."