Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament Quotes

Washington Quotes

Head Coach Lorenzo Romar

On Possible Team Fatigue: 'This is a situation where we have a lot of depth. I know that Arizona has a lot of depth as well. When you have a situation like this it really serves you well in the tournament, like in the Alaska Shootout where we had three hard fought games and we had to sustain our endurance like this and come up with a victory in the last game to win the tournament. If we can repeat that same performance stamina wise, I think we'll be alright.'

On Developing Rivalry with Arizona: 'Well it's interesting, in the Pac-10, it seems as though we have three rivals, accordingly, I know that Arizona has been at the top or near the top of this conference for a long, long time and you aspire to be the best, and they have been the best for a long time. I think that our group is improving for sure and we have had some good battles over the last couple of year and hopefully we'll have another good one tomorrow.'

Bobby Jones

On Low Scoring Game: ' They played great defense, they forced us to shoot a lot of shots that we wouldn't normally take. Sometimes your shots fall and sometimes they don't. I think they (Stanford) got a little fatigued at the end and our shots started falling. We were able to scrap together in the end.'

On Stanford Playing Zone: ' Coach always tells us when we play zone that we have to box out. They weren't doing that. We don't have assigned men, it was those offensive rebounds that kept us in the game. They were easy buckets.'

On Playing Stanford: 'They took something from us (outright Pac-10 title) just like we took away their perfect season last year. We had a chip on our shoulder and we knew we didn't want to lose another one.'

Joel Smith

On Stanford Playing Zone: 'Offensive rebounds were the key to this game. Without offensive rebounds we would have never pulled it off.'

On Playing Arizona in Championship Game: 'We are very evenly matched teams. We will have to focus on boxing out and putting pressure on the ball. '

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