Nov. 6, 2005
Washington 114, Simon Fraser 48 (exhibition)
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005
Bank of America Arena/Seattle, Wash.
WASHINGTON COACH Lorenzo Romar
"It was great to be able to get out and play a game first of all. Our guys really looked forward to coming out and playing. This was an exhibition game so it didn't count for us or against us on our record but our guys were so excited to get out and play and I think it showed. 31 assists, I think we did a good job that way, we shared the basketball and a lot of guys stepped up big. In a game like that, with so many possessions and so many opportunities, I think our shot selection was pretty good."
On Team Efficiency:
"Hopefully we can do that next week when it counts. It will be tough to duplicate that."
On Freshman Play:
"I thought they all came in and did a nice job, obviously. John Brockman played very well-8 of 9 from the floor. He played within what we were doing and he looked like he had already been playing with us before. Artem Wallace did some good things out there, the freshman took the ball to the basket, I thought he rebounded pretty well.
On Jon Brockman's Mask:
"Jon had broken his nose about three to four weeks ago, and finally he was advised to play with a mask and he had one custom made for him so that he can go out and play. He'll wear that for another week and a half or so and then he can take it off. I kind of like him with the mask-a little Halloween effect there.
On expectations for Dentman:
"We're asking him to run a team, but yet continue to still be aggressive. We would prefer to have guards that could score twenty on any given night if the game presents that opportunity, but when someone is open we need him to be able to get that basketball to them. He, like Will Conroy, for all of his life was kind of a scoring point guard and we want him to be a scoring point guard here. But at the same time, when you have a Jamal Williams shooting such a high percentage, Brandon Roy and on and on and on-those guys need to have a basketball in their hands.
On Appleby's performance:
"He did a tremendous job. It is very evident that he can shoot the basketball and he has a quick release, but he really did a good job of pressuring the ball on the other end. Defensively we thought he did a very nice job, he played well tonight. He would have done well even if he didn't hit his shots, but because he did, it made him look even better."