Lorenzo Romar on Andrews: 'He’s playing a pretty complete brand of basketball right now.'
The superlatives were flying in Lorenzo Romar’s postgame conference as the Washington coach talked about another spellbinding performance from senior guard Andrew Andrews.
“Anyone that every wants to be critical of Andrews they better check their mind because he set the table from the beginning,” Romar said of Andrews, who scored 32 points in UW’s 92-67 win over TCU. “He ran the team. He took shots. He played exceptional basketball. … He’s playing as good as anybody in our league.”
Andrews was 6 for 6 on three-pointers and 8 for 12 from the field. He griped about three missed free throws – he was 10 of 13 at the line – that would have tied his personal best of 35 points.
When asked for a comparison to the way Andrews is playing, Romar said: “This is the kind of stuff Isaiah (Thomas) used to do. He’s had 30 a couple of times in seven games. That’s pretty good.”
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Andrews had rarely been better. He had five assists, four steal and three rebounds to offset two turnovers in 26 minutes.
“He’s playing a pretty complete brand of basketball right now,” Romar added.
Andrews is 25th on UW’s all-time scoring list with 1,277 points. He needs seven points to pass Nate Robinson.
Meanwhile, the Huskies dominated from the start.
They had 18 assists and 11 three-pointers, which tied season highs.
The Huskies led 57-23 at halftime, which was the most points in a half for UW since March 10, 2011. TCU never got closer than 35 points in the second half and the Huskies built a 42-point lead before the reserves finished up.
Next up: Montana, which pushed No. 20 Gonzaga before falling in the final minutes in a 61-58 defeat. Former UW player Martin Breunig had 20 points for the Grizzlies (3-4).