More From Huskies Dramatic Win Over BYU
Emptying out our notebook from the Huskies 67-66 win last night.
During her post-game press conference, coach Tia Jackson took a moment to relay a scene from a meeting earlier that morning among the athletic dept. staff at the University of Washington.
What stuck with her was a speech from cross-country/track coach Greg Metcalf, who discussed the motivational tactics he used to spur some tired runners at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif. His message was that, essentially, you just had to get the job done.
"He said good teams figure out a way to win," Jackson said. "And (tonight), our ladies were good, and we figured out a way to win. It's a different feeling for us, and I know it's something we're going to grow accustomed to."
Jackson thought of the message when she saw her team down nine points late in the game to BYU, a team who had done everything right against the Huskies. Their full-court press created turnovers. Their four-out, one-in offense drew up wide-open 3-pointers. Yet, the Huskies had a chance at the end of the game, and Sami Whitcomb capitalized with a late 3-pointer to win.
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