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Starter? Gant? Breshers? None of the above?

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Dec. 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm with No Comments »
December 1, 2009 4:02 pm

UW coach Lorenzo Romar said today that he doesn’t yet know who will start Thursday when the 10th-ranked Huskies visit Texas Tech.

He said that Venoy Overton will return at point guard, having served his penalty for being late for practice Sunday. However, he wouldn’t pick between forwards Darnell Gant — who started the first four games — or Tyreese Breshers — who started Sunday against Montana. And he made two things clear: This season’s starting lineup could remain fluid well into confernece plan, and that Breshers and Gant aren’t his only options.

“Understand that with our team we could go small and neither of those guys start,” he said. “Tyreese is the second-best rebounder per minute, and we wanted to make sure we were doing what we wanted to do on the boards and Tyreese got the nod. It wasn’t a slap in the face against Darnell at all. Tyreese has just shown he’s a pretty good rebounder, so he was in there. We want that guy to be able to play defense and rebound. I think each game may present its own challenge. In the game against Montana they zoned us quite a bit, we needed someone in there to be able to play in the middle of that zone. And once we got going, Quincy was probably more the answer than anyone. In other game, we may need a guy to be a defensive stopper, and that wouldn’t’ necessarily be Tyreese or Matthew. Each game might present its own challenge for what we need at that position.”

I’ll have more on this in the Wednesday paper.

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