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Lorenzo Romar: ‘We just didn’t have that extra edge’

Lorenzo Romar looked like he had come out of a tough conversation with his team following the Washington Huskies’ 62-57 loss to Stony Brook on Sunday, which handed Washington its first loss.

For the video of his conversation, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neKkmiZJMHA.

Here’s what he had to say:

There are picked to win their league and I can see why they are a good team. They have complementary set of guys who help them out. They did a great job you have to give them a lot of credit. But we played 12 games, nonconference, and it was refrenshing throughout our

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Stony Brook stuns No. 13 Huskies, 62-57; ‘We weren’t there,’ Romar says

SEATTLE The Washington Huskies men’s basketball team had one nonconference game left. It was against Stony Brook, at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, with UW’s unbeaten record heading into Pac-12 play on the line.

The Huskies led by 16 points in the second half. But once the Seawolves grabbed their first lead of the game, they didn’t let go, leaving the 13th-ranked Huskies stunned after a 62-57 loss.

“Mentally, we weren’t there,” said UW coach Lorenzo Romar. “And with so much at stake, you wonder why not.”

Robert Upshaw led the Huskies (11-1) with 10 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks off the

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Quoting Lorenzo Romar after UW’s loss at Utah

FROM SALT LAKE CITY — Before we get into Lorenzo Romar’s postgame diagnosis of Washington’s 78-69 loss to Utah here on Thursday night, we have a couple of injury notes to pass along.

Romar said neither ailment is all that serious, but Andrew Andrews (ankle) and Nigel Williams-Goss (hip) missed practice the last two days while dealing with their respective injuries.

Both played on Thursday. Williams-Goss (19 points, 8-for-17 shooting in 35 minutes) fared better than Andrews (two points, 1-for-12 shooting with six assists in 35 minutes).

Romar said Williams-Goss was “heavily padded” to protect his hip, but obviously not so much that it was noticeable.

Here’s the rest of what Romar said afterward: Read more »


Lorenzo Romar says he may have over-coached before UW’s loss at Cal

FROM STANFORD — During his between-game session with reporters at Maples Pavilion on Friday, Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said “over-coaching” might be partially to blame for his team’s poor defensive performance in an 82-56 loss at California.

Cal shot 55 percent from the field and scored in a variety of ways — dribble drives, post-ups, 3-pointers — in UW’s worst defensive game of the Pac-12 season.

The Huskies might have been thinking too much, Romar said. Read more »


A few notes from Lorenzo Romar’s appearance on Pac-12 teleconference

Lorenzo Romar appears each week on the Pac-12 coaches’ teleconference. Here’s a summary of what he said today …

— Romar was asked about California’s apparent improvement this season. He said he thinks it’s been triggered by the progression of players like Justin Cobbs, the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week, and Richard Solomon, who leads the conference in rebounding.

Romar said Cobbs is “playing with a lot of confidence,” and that Solomon has become “one of their go-to guys. The toughness he’s playing with right now has been really good.” Read more »