VIDEO: Dejounte Murray/Matisse Thybulle Post-Game - Cal State-Fullerton

Washington freshmen Dejounte 'Baby Boy' Murray and Matisse Thybulle spoke to the press post-game Sunday after the Washington Huskies defeated Cal State-Fullerton 87-69 at Alaska Airlines Arena. Murray led the Huskies with 17 points, five assists and five steals, while Thybulle added 16 points.

Selected quotes.

Dejounte Murray

On the key to spark the team after a slow start “Yeah, defense. Pretty much every game is defense first for I’m pretty sure every team. We just huddled up and all stayed positive for one another and just keep your man in front of you.”

 

On Matisse Thybulle “He’s one of our offensive threats too. We try to tell him ‘stay aggressive; you’re not just a defender.’ So we all try to keep him confident.”

 

On if defense comes natural to him “Yeah, I mean I’m a defender too. I don’t just play offense. I come from Rainier Beach High School. We play defense over there or you can’t play. That translates over here at college with Lorenzo Romar. You have to play defense or you’re subbed out; you make one mistake and you’re coming out. I just try to stay in the lanes and keep my man in front of me as much as I can.” 

Matisse Thybulle

On his offensive breakout night “I guess you can say that. I was happy to get some shots up and they went in so it was working in my favor. Just to get comfortable out there shooting my shots and just seeing what I can do on offense was nice.”

 

On his offensive role “I think if I’m put in position to make a play that coach (Lorenzo Romar) trusts me to make that play and I trust myself to go out there and make the right decision. So I say I’ll take care of business on the defensive end and if need be I’ll take care of it on the offensive end too.”

 

On if there was a time he knew it was going to be a big night for him “I mean if your shots fall, your shots fall. Any shooter is going to tell you if they’re not hitting then they’re still shooting the next open shot. It just worked out in my favor that my shots were falling.”


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