The Huskies are 6-1 in games decided by 10 points or less. Wright says ‘We trust each other to make plays.’
Freshman forward Hameir Wright said the Huskies success in close games this season helped them rally in the final minutes and pull out a 66-63 nonconference victory over Montana on Friday.
“It’s just trusting each other,” said Wright, who finished with 11 points and five rebounds. “We trust each other to make plays.”
Here are a few quotes from the postgame press conference with Wright and David Crisp.
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(On if past close games helped tonight) “Absolutely. Especially with all the freshman we have and the sophomores and everybody, it really helps us gel when adversity strikes. Every team needs that. You can’t blow everybody out. Moving forward if we’re going to be a really good team, we’re going against other really good teams so close games are inevitable.”
(On playing in crunch time) “We just trust in each other. We trust in each other to make plays. It’s like recently in the game we turn the ball over, we go back, everybody picks me up, we get a stop on defense and we move on because as a team we just trust each other to make the best plays.”
(On winning close games) “That’s the biggest thing. That’s pretty much been the story of our team this year. The main goal is to win. Time after time we make big plays in the end to help us get a win, so that was big.”
(On the message in the final minutes) “Just stops and rebounds. We have to be tough, we have to grind it out. Get every 50-50 ball and we have to do a lot better job on the boards. They were having their way tonight on the boards in the beginning. If they kept getting those put backs towards the end the game could have been different.”