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Beach's Bits - UW Getting Defensive

Perris Blackwell (Kim Grinolds/

SEATTLE - A couple of weeks ago, the Husky basketball season was over. Or at least it felt that way. Washington's defense was bad during non-conference play. Painfully awful, actually. But two weeks into conference play, the Huskies season is suddenly alive and kicking, and they have their reinvigorated defense to thank for it.

"I thought this was a really good defensive performance by us, despite the ball screens in the second half," said Husky Head Coach Lorenzo Romar during his post game press conference Wednesday night. "We forced several shot clock violations. I thought we were cutting off the lanes in the first half. I thought we did an excellent job." Like most people, I turned on the Arizona State game last... Recommended Stories