Here's some of what the Washington Huskies had to say tonight after their 95-74 win over the Seattle Redhawks at KeyArena.
Coach LORENZO ROMARon the Huskies: Take away those turnover and I thought we did a lot of good things out there. I thought we did a good job of running offense and making plays, passing the basketball. If we shoot a little better, then we even have better offensive production.
On his team's mental approach after the tough loss at Arizona: I’m very pleased with how we came out and played with energy, especially at the start of that second half. We played with a lot of focus and energy.
On the atmosphere in KeyArena: It was a lot of fun. Man, the environment was great. I’ve never sat on the sideline here – I’ve sat close, but not like that. If I’m a fan watching this game, I’d say I got my money’s worth.
On Seattle U. progress: I think as the years go on and Coach (Cameron) Dollar and his staff continue to build their program, yeah, I think they’re going to get better and better. I guess the point differential was cut at half at least, and who knows, maybe it will be cut down more next year.
More overview: I thought we turned the ball over a bit too much, but I thought we did some good things out there. We had some good performances. Aziz N’Diaye played one of his best games in a long time – maybe his best game since I would say Maui. He was a real presence out there. He did a good job for us.
C.J. WILCOXOn his first college start “It’s good to get a start this early, being a freshman and all that,” Wilcox said. “It was nerve-wracking. I got the game out of the way.”
(Romar said Wilcox earned the start with his recent improved play, but didn't commit to keeping this lineup for the rest of the season. Wilcox scored three points on 1-for-8 shooting in the first start of his college career.)
On the crowd of 11,386: I felt like there were more Husky fans. I don’t think it felt like a true college game. I thought it was a fun atmosphere. I like playing in arenas like this.