Jan. 15, 2009
Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar
"Oregon is a dangerous team. Because of their record it may seem like it should be a runaway game. But, that wasn't how we felt coming in. We feel they are a dangerous team. If they hold things together, they will continue to get better. I was proud of our guys - the way we battled, especially in the second half. We had guys in foul trouble. We continued to fight and scrap despite getting outrebounded by a large margin in the first half. We came back and won that battle. I was pleased with our guys' performance."
(Were the guards the key to the game?) "I thought so. I thought our guards, especially Justin Dentmon and Isaiah Thomas, really did a good job offensively and defensively. In the second half they really got us going right off the bat. They got a few baskets. They just really did a good job. They were intense the entire time. They were focused. Quincy Pondexter did a really good job for us in scoring inside. He shot a high percentage."
(On Jon Brockman surpassing Doug Smart for the UW all-time career rebounds record) "It is something that our guys are aware of. You are happy for Jon, but our guys just don't understand that in 30 years they'll say `Yeah, the school's leading rebounder - I played with him.' It is something really special. Really special."
(Why did Oregon out-rebound UW in the first half?) "I thought in the first half they competed harder than us and they were more physical than us. They got to more loose balls than we did. In the second half, I thought we really turned it up in terms of our level of intensity."
Washington senior Jon Brockman
"I'm really happy about breaking the record and humbled by it. Now, it is over with and I can get back to whatever it is I was doing before. I'm not really sure (when he set the record). Coach Romar brought it up in the locker room. I wasn't real happy after the game. I was happy we won. I just wasn't happy with the way I played tonight. But, a win is a win and you have to put everthing else aside. Road wins in league don't come just sitting on your doorstep. I was proud of the way our guys played tonight. In the areas in which I lacked, they were able to pick it up and make up the difference."