Williams-Goss impressed with Arizona

Nigel Williams-Goss is impressed with Arizona and knows the Huskies have a difficult task ahead of them. Read on to see why that is, his thoughts on Washington's recent struggles, and more.

Nigel Williams-Goss is hoping that Washington can get back in the win column, but knows it will not be easy with Arizona coming into town.

“We have a really talented and good Arizona team coming in,” Williams-Goss said. “We know they are really disciplined on both sides of the ball, offensively and defensively.

“We know it is going to be a challenge for us to stay dialed in and locked in for 40 minutes, but we’re looking forward to it. We have been on a rough stretch the last few games, but this is a good game to get back on track.”

Williams-Goss feels that the Huskies have gotten away from what made them successful earlier in the season.

“From day one we have wanted it to be defensively as far as our identity goes and we have gotten away from that a little bit,” he said.

“Things we feel we can fix and control, stuff we haven’t been doing. It takes mental focus for 40 minuted for all five guys on the floor. Just being on the same page as a unit for 40 minutes.”

Washington’s starting point guard believes it is his responsibility to make sure that his teammates remain focused.

“As a captain you have to keep reminding guys we have been right there,” he said. “It’s not like we go out every game and lose by 25 or 30 every time we step out on the floor.

“We have been in games and we have made some mistakes we know we can control. I think when you are doing stuff that is in your control and in your power, you feel better moving forward because you know you can correct it.”

In order to hopefully correct those issues, the Huskies have moved to a five guard lineup.

“That part is different, but it is something we are still getting used to a little bit,” Williams-Goss said.

“I think it has been working for us because we have been scoring a lot of points lately. We’re just trying to get more comfortable with that. We switch one through five, so we can guard anyone. It is what it is, we do what we have to do.”

What Washington is going to have to do on Friday is deal with a disciplined Arizona team.

I am impressed with how well they play together,” Williams-Goss said. “When you watch them play, they are consistently playing as a unit and playing together.

“Everybody is covering for each other on the defensive end. Coach Miller does a greta job of getting those guys to play hard and compete for 40 minutes.”

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