UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar has used different lineups in all three Pac-10 games so far – all losses – and he said he hasn't yet decided on his lineup for Thursday, when Oregon visits Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
What he said today that I found especially interesting today was that he might be better off with football rules, because right now he seems to have an offensive team and a defensive team and even a ball-handling team, but not as much versatility as he would like.
"It's been more difficult than in other years to come up with the group that best fits our team because you've got to kind of mix and match," he said. "If we have this group in there, maybe we don't have the best scorers. Well, if we put the best scorers maybe we don't guard as well. Well, let's put this group together but then maybe it's hard to pass because these guys aren't as good as passers. Let's put them together, but then maybe we have no shooters. That's been probably the toughest part in selecting a lineup and maybe why there have been so many changes."
Meanwhile, the Ducks lead the Pac-10 in scoring and will present a different challenge from the defensive-oriented teams the Huskies have faced in league play so far: WSU, UCLA and Southern California.
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Finally, Romar said he believes Ryan Appleby will bounce back after being held scoreless in his last two games.
And Appleby said that, too.