Feb. 10, 2011
SEATTLE, Wash. - California Head Coach Mike Montgomery
General Thoughts on the Game
They [Washington] were really ready to play and we were not near ready for the level of intensity that they brought to the game. They were obviously stunned coming off of three losses, and they did a great job. They got all over Allen Crabbe early with denial and we didn't respond very well. If you look at it statistically, they scored 109 points and we only got them on the free throw line seven times. We weren't even close. They were very physical and got in our heads a little bit. We had a hard time rebounding the ball offensively and defensively. I thought they were very prepared, and they were intent on coming out and proving a point after three losses, and they did.
Washington's 29 Fouls
They don't care. They foul every time at every position and they aren't going to call it every time. So ultimately, you are going to get worn down after a while. They are very physical because they are able to play nine guys throughout the game. They just do not care if they foul they are not going to let you get to the basket.
[CJ] Wilcox and Terrence [Ross] are big for them coming off of the bench. I mean Ross is terrific. He is a starter at any other school. He can really shoot the ball. They had good players on the floor.