Not much real news out of today's UW interviews, but a lot of this and that.
Romar said he isn't sure of the date of center Joe Wolfinger's recently scheduled foot surgery, but that it will be soon -- this month.
He also said that Adrian Oliver has moved past Phil Nelson in the rotation as a reward for Oliver's work ethic. Oliver played 32 minutes at Pitt – more than two starters – while Nelson didn't play for the first time in his college career.
However, we talked to Nelson a bit today, and he seemed in good spirits and hopeful that he would get back in the rotation this week ... when the Huskies play two games in his home state of Oregon. I'll write about that for the Thursday paper.
My main story in tomorrow's paper is about the Huskies' change of style this season, evolving from speed, quickness and aggressiveness into a more muscular team utilizing big men Spencer Hawes and Jon Brockman. Says the team has bought in, and that he thinks they can do some damage if they can just get into the NCAA tournament.
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But he allows that they may have to win all four remaining regular season games to get there.
"If we're talking an NCAA tournament at-large bid without winning the Pac-10 tournament, then I think we don't have a whole lot of room to make a whole lot of mistakes," Romar said."… That's something we need to shoot for is to try to win every game."
Romar also cautioned that the team's trip to Greece isn't yet official, but he hopes it works out.
"I think that next year, we will become a veteran team," he said. "And with this many players going overseas and playing together, I think it can do nothing but help us. ... The competition is good, as well as it's a decent place to go," he said. "I'd say Greece is a pretty decent place. I think also it's going to be an educational situation."