VIDEO: Murray/Chriss Post-Game - California

Washington freshmen Dejounte Murray and Marquese Chriss addressed the media Thursday night after the Huskies lost a heartbreaker at Alaska Airlines Arena to the California Golden Bears 78-75 in front of an announced crowd of 7530.

Dejounte Murray

On the loss “Honestly though, tonight’s game we did a lot that we were supposed to do and we left 12-plus free throws on the board. You give us at least four or five of those, I mean, that gives us the win. Those are the little things. Making free throws hurt us tonight. We got out rebounded, but, like I said, we missed a bunch of free throws and we usually make free throws.”

 

On confidence in Matisse Thybulle having two free throws to tie it “Whoever it was going to the line I would have been confident in. He missed them. We told him ‘keep your head up.’ It happens.”

 

On what it will take to get the swagger back “I mean I felt like I never lost my swagger. A lot of people say that kind of stuff. I don’t know if the media or whatever expects me to score 30 points every game and call that my swagger. My swagger, I don’t know what it is, but my swagger is always on. Always.”

 

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Marquese Chriss

On the losing skid “I think we just have to finish the game out. We fight hard and then there’s times where we might take a break or something or we relax. And I think some teams capitalize. I think we have to play a full game.”

 

On what they thought after Matisse Thybulle’s first free throw at the end of the game missed “Just try to set up for the next shot. We try to get the ball to bounce off and come around the side but we didn’t get it when it came off the rim. They called a foul on I think it was Drew (Andrew Andrews) or somebody. It didn’t work out the way we planned for it.”

 

On teams starting to scout them more and stopping them from what they’re comfortable with “I feel like the game of basketball you have to adjust. So if somebody takes one thing away, you have more than one move. That kind of is on us. If somebody cuts us off when we’re driving you have to spin. If somebody is taking away the post you can stretch them out and start shooting jump shots or kind of try to get to the cup.”

 

On how hard it is to adjust when shots aren’t falling “Then I think that’s on us to start trying to get fouled and go to the rim and kind of work out way out.”


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