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Huskies credit Aggies, but blame themselves

Here's the quick overview reaction from UW coach Lorenzo Romar after his team lost at Texas A&M, 63-62.

"Texas A&M fought hard. Give them a lot of credit. They were patient on offense, they did a tremendous job of guarding us. They pretty much clogged up the middle. Everything we got we had to work hard for.

"On our end, they score 63 points, and they score 41 off of our turnovers and their second-chance points. So we gave up two-third of the points on something like that. If you’re a Husky, you’re kicking yourself because you lose by one point when you shoot 6-for-22 on 3-pointers when we’re leading the nation in 3-point shooting, and they score two-thirds of their points on something that you would hope that you could control, but you don’t. Give them a lot of credit: No one else has forced us into that many turnover this year."

Here's C.J. Wilcox on his front-rim miss of the shot Romar had called for him at the end: "I guess I rushed my shot a little bit. I should have took my time more. But it was a good look. … I thought it was going in but it didn’t."

And Isaiah Thomas on his desperation final shot, which was blocked: "I looked up and there was a second and a half left. I couldn’t do too much. If I passed it my teammate couldn’t get off the shot. … I was thinking about just creating a play. I didn’t think I was going to go in the hole because of how the refs were calling the game: I didn’t think they was going to call anything so I tried to take the shot and it was a tough one."

Darnell Gant: "They were just more physical than us tonight. They out-physicaled us, and they got a lot of second-chance points through our negligence. Next time we go on the road we have to be more physical and smarter and just take care of the ball."

Justin Holiday, on the A&M home non-conference regular-season win streak, which reached 70 games: "We came to get a win, and in doing that the streak would have been over. But we didn’t come to get the streak, we came to win the game, to win against a good team on the road and establish ourselves as a good road team. ... It's always tough when you have the home-team refs. Then again you don’t have your own crowd behind you. It’s tough, especially for me personally in foul trouble, playing in a close game, just being on the road there’s something about it."