PORTLAND - Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said he hopes to see five of his players in Saturday's game against Purdue.
Romar said the Purdue team the Huskies will face in tomorrow's second-round NCAA tournament game is a fundamentally sound team that won't make mistakes.
"Well, they're going to be a tough team - physically tough," said Romar in Friday's pre-game news conference. "We can't he outcompeted, and we have to be fundamentally sound. Tomorrow's game is not a game where you experiment and try high-risk plays."
The Boilermakers won the Big Ten tournament and defeated Northern Iowa yesterday in Portland to advance. The Huskies defeated Mississippi State in their first-round game. Jon Brockman had 10 points and 15 rebounds for the 59th double-double of his career.
Friday's winner goes to the West Regional Semifinals on Thursday in Glendale, Arizona.