Lorenzo Romar Finds UW Loss to South Dakota State, "Unacceptable"
The Washington Huskies continued their string of erratic play in a 93-72 home loss to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The Huskies were burned by Jackrabbits guard Nate Wolters, who had 34 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the 10-4 teams "upset" over the now 5-5 UW. Wolters played the entire game and did not commit a single turnover, garnering high praise from the opposing coach.
“I haven’t seen a performance like that since Jason Kidd was in the then Pac-10 when he controlled the entire game,” Romar said. “ ... I thought it was an awesome performance. One of the best performances by a point guard I’ve ever seen at this level.”
Despite the continued strong scoring provided by Washington freshman Tony Wroten Jr., who finished with 23 points, UW was burned from the perimeter, outshot at the foul line and could not come back from a sluggish start. The Huskies were missing center Aziz N'Diaye due to injury, but they are a much too talented team to lose games like this at home. Nate Wolters obviously is a great player, but with the talent on the Huskies roster, I am not surprised that their coach was incredibly heated.