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Romar: Huskies expect tough Boilermaker team

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.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)