General comments: "From day one we tried to preach to our team that you can have a lot of fun in the
game of basketball, but in order to have fun you have to work hard. You have to work your tail off on the
defensive end and you have to rebound. If you do those things at a high level you get to have a lot of fun
because it pays off for you on the offensive end. I thought that tonight we modeled that in every way. I don't
mean to brag on them, but our front line was pretty good tonight. For Jon Brockman to battle Glen Davis the
way he did for the 30 minutes that he was in there, was something really special. If you have ever doubted Jon
Brockman and wondered where the hype is, there it is."
On defending Glen Davis: "Basically we played a certain style of defense that allowed us to make
adjustments based on our personnel. We just wanted to limit his touches. When he did touch the ball, we wanted
to make sure that we loaded up on him in the paint, meaning that four guys would be in the paint. They took
advantae of that by passing it out a couple times, but their big scorer wasn't scoring very much."
On Spencer Hawes: "He showed a lot of confidence out there tonight and he knocked his shots down.
Something that we have continued to tell him so often when you are a seven-footer is to get under the basket,
but I think the great players can do both. It is just a matter of him shooting with confidence and I think
that is the first time that he has had double-digit rebounds this year."
On transitioning to relying on the frontcourt: "It makes for a less stressful situation because you are
taking such high-percentage shots. We used to get high-percentage shots with guards in the past because we
would penetrate and kick it out so guards could get open for shots. We have been putting the ball inside so
that you can pound the offensive boards. With 21 rebounds, you are going to shoot a better percentage than
On Quincy Pondexter: "Quincy has a lot of pride and he just took it upon himself to get into the paint
and get aggressive. I think that really good players sometimes just play the game and let the game come to
them. Tonight, Quincy was concentrating on winning the game. When he was 0-2 at halftime, he didn't try and
force any more shots, he just came out and played. He waited for the game to just come his way."
LSU Head Coach John Brady:
General comments: "We got beat within six to eight feet of the goal. We got out-rebounded by ten, we
gave up 21 offensive rebounds and Brockman and Hawes showed our guys what playing hard is all about. That was
the game, the rest of it was not much. 13 turnovers, they had nine, turnovers were fine. It was just fron six
to eight feet from the goal we got it handed to us. Hawes and Brockman, showed our guys what it is all about
to play hard the whole time. And that is the game, the rest of it does not mean that much to me. Those guys
just beat us every which way possible. That has not happened to us in a long time, we got it handed to us
tonight, by those two guys."
On if he felt his team performed sluggish: "I didn't think that we were sluggish the other night and I
didn't think we were sluggish tonight. I don't have any excuses, those two guys introduced us to playing
On Washington's rebounding: "I think that throughout the game, they physically whipped us. From the
start Glen Davis was getting the ball three to five feet from the goal and he can't convert or get fouled.
They whipped us from that point on, it was a mismatch."
On if he consciously went away from Davis and the post game to a perimeter game: "I never went away
from him. Tasmin (Mitchell) is our second-leading scorer, he better have a big game. We didn't go away from
Glen, there was not a conscious effort to do anything, he just struggled out there. They did a nice job of
double-teaming him, but he handled the double team. He only had two turnovers, he wound up with nine rebounds,
which is not bad. He could never get anything going. he was 3-11 from the floor, and I only recall one shot
that he took from outside of 15 feet. It was just the physical play of Brockman and Hawes, therein lies the
game. You can talk about whatever you want to talk about, but there is nothing else to say. Whoever played in
our 4 and 5 spots was getting beat."
On playing in Bank of America Arena: "That was not a factor, we were not concerned. We play in places
like this in our conference every night. A lot of these guys went to the Final Four last year, that was not a
concern. We are a consistent inconsistent perimeter shooting team. If we cannot score at all on the post and
we give up post buckets, it is not going to work however you try us."
General comment: "Games like that are so much fun. You want 'em to end because you want to get the win,
but when you're out there - that's what you sign up for. That's what you love doing. It was a great win, a
great game for us to build off of and test where we're at and to show what we're doing when we play the way
we're capable of playing."
On shutting down Glen Davis: "He's a first-team All-American, so those are matchups you dream of. I
said the same thing about (Josh) Heytvelt - those are the ones you like, where you test yourself. I tried to
come out tonight and do whatever I could to help my team and I think I did a good job with it. I thought he
had a little streak going. Anytime you can hold a 20-and-10 guy to 8...in any situation that's an
accomplishment. It's a testament to our defense - our strategy and our execution."
On Jon Brockman shutting Davis down: "The way he came out and fronted him and denied him the ball, he
showed us what we were supposed to do. When others switched off on him, we just tried to mimic the way he had
played defense and limit Big Baby's touches."
On getting double-teamed: "I think they started doubling me more once I got going. I thought the
doubles would come a lot more, and we were able to make the right reads and kind of break 'em. If you can
split them and get layups, it makes it more difficult to keep that comin'."
On talking with the LSU players: "That's my old personality comin' out. Sometimes you just can't help
it. You get in a mood and you can't control it anymore."
On his plan to score on Davis: "Go at him and go over him. I knew coming in I would have a height
advantage. Coaches tell me a lot of times to not get fancy, go with my bread and butter. That worked early,
and then when they tried to take that away I went to my counters."
On Davis getting frustrated: "I think anybody would in that situation. A player like that, they expect
so much out of themselves, it happens to the best players in the game. Sometimes it's just not your night, and
it'll get to you."
On the keys to the win: "Our defensive pressure, our poise, getting stops when we needed to, getting
buckets when we needed - just our overall execution. Especially for a young team, runs can be an issue. Our
gameplan thought that they might be susceptible to runs of their own, and we were able to exploit that. We
matured a lot this game, especially the young guys - especially bouncing back from a game like Gonzaga. We
were able to turn it around."
On shooting from outside: "I've slowly been going to that more. There was an opportunity where they
were taking away the inside, so I tried to counter outside."
On the win helping them going into league play: "You want to have as much momentum as possible, the way
it's looking in the Pac-10 right now. We got this one, we need to take care of Weber State and we think we'll
be on the right foot."
On getting cut: "First half, I got scratched on a defensive rebound. Hit pretty hard, actually. I told
him he needed to cut his fingernails. We can't have that out there. He's a great guy, a competitor and we
shared a couple of jokes out there. It was great playing against him."
On Davis' performance: "Everyone has bad games, so you're going to be disappointed. Whenever you lose
as a team, you're going to think about it for a long time. I think we just came out and it was an unbelievable
On Spencer Hawes' game: "A lot of times Spencer got the ball in deep and I just wanted to get the heck
out of there, because I don't know how many he hit in a row. He can do that. He's a great post player. It's
just something we've been doing since 8th, 9th grade."
On getting matched up against Davis: "I was excited. I love playing against great players, and I'd say
he's the best post player I've played against. You get excited for big games like that. He's about twice as
big as Batista. He takes up a lot of space, and when you're fronting and the shot goes up and you have to go
around to box him out - it takes a long time to get around him, and if you aren't trying to push him out of
the way, he's so big the odds are that the ball is going to fall right on top of him. He uses his body really
On the gameplan to stop Davis: "I felt a little personal challenge, but our defense is so team-oriented
I knew that I could do everything perfect, but if the lob wasn't there he could go off for 60 points. But the
lob was there and we were picking and choosing when to bring. When he was in scoring position, whenever he
got the ball down low, he was challenged with hands up and he had two, three guys around him. I was just
trying to stay in front of him. I knew that if he spun back baseline, we had guards coming over to take the
charge. I was kind of trying to get him to spin, because he was in foul trouble and I was hoping to find a way
for him to pick up that fourth (foul). You just try to not give too much ground, because if you stand up
straight, he's going to use his size and push you under the basket."
On getting nine offensive rebounds: "It was just a team effort. Everyone was crashing, and when that
happens it's easier for an offensive rebounder to get the boards. Just a great team effort tonight."
On seeing Hawes' emotion: "He's an emotional guy. He's fun to play with. I was just as pumped as he
was. That was a great performance, and I love to see him out there having so much success. I think that's the
great part about our team."
On how he felt after the game: "I need to get in the ice bath for about 20 minutes after I get my
stitches. It was a battle. But Coach Romar said that one of the best feelings is to give it all out there,
leave it out there, get scraped, bumped, bruised, get the win and then come back in the locker room and just
sit back. That's the feeling everyone had. JD (Dentmon) said everyone gave some blood. I promised you guys
some blood tonight."
Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Isaiah Thomas were both at BoA Wednesday night, checking in on the action. Both are
playing at South Kent in Connecticut, and Bryan-Amaning has already signed a letter of intent to enroll at
Washington next fall. Thomas, originally from Curtis High in University Place, has been designated a junior
this year at South Kent, and all reports have Thomas coming back to play for Washington as a member of the
Spencer Hawes tallied career highs with 23 points and 12 rebounds. His previous highs were 21 and nine.
With Hawes' 23 and 12 and Jon Brockman's 19 points and 14 rebounds, Washington finished with two players with
double-doubles for the first time this season. The last time it happened was last year against Air Force.
Brockman has 21 and 10 and senior Brandon Roy had 27 and 10.
Brockman's 14 rebounds ties a career-high set earlier this season against Idaho. He's averaging 9.9 rebounds
Washington turned the ball over a season-low nine times. Their previous low was 12, against Idaho.
Washington out-rebounded LSU 44-34. The Huskies have out-rebounded every opponent so far this season.
Washington attempted a season-low 13 three-point shots, but made a season-high 61.5% of them (8-13).
LSU's Glen 'Big Baby' Davis finished with eight points and nine rebounds, ending a 48-game streak of scoring
in double-digits. Washington's defense held Davis scoreless for a 22-minute stretch from 9:20 in the first
half to 7:59 in the second half
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