Crisp on three-game losing streak: 'We got to play like every game is going to be our last game. Like we don’t have nothing after that. We’re playing like we know we have more games to play.'

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David Crisp had a blunt observation after the Washington men’s basketball team squandered a 10-point lead in the second half and dropped its third straight game.

“Guys are letting off the gas,” the junior guard said after the Huskies’ 70-58 defeat against Utah on Thursday. “A lead means nothing in this league. I don’t care if it’s 20. We’ve been (down) in games by 20 and came back and won. Been in games (down) 15 and came back.

“When you start playing like the game is over and feeling like it’s all secure, then that’s when you’re vulnerable. And that’s when teams strike you. And that’s what happened.”

Crisp scored 18 points, but no other UW player had more than nine.

The Huskies (17-9, 7-6 Pac-12) are in the midst of its first three-game losing streak this season.

The string of defeats followed a four-game winning streak and Crisp insinuated UW players haven’t properly handled success, which includes conversations about a possible NCAA tournament berth.sa

“We got to be hungry,” Crisp said. “Nobody is going to give you a game. We got to play like every game is going to be our last game. Like we don’t have nothing after that. We’re playing like we know we have more games to play. We need to play every game like it’s our last game . That needs to be effort for 40 straight minutes.”

Two years ago, Crisp was a freshman on a UW team that started 7-3 in the Pac-12 before crashing to a 2-6 finish. The Huskies were 7-3 and third in the Pac-12 two weeks ago.

Since then, they’ve lost three in a row.

When asked what he said to the team after the game, Crisp said: “Stay together. We got to be together. We’re not as together as we need to be. When we hit adversity, we got to come together closer. It’s not that we’re shying away from each other going our (separate) ways, we’re not coming together as much as we did before. We just have to get back to that. Everybody has to have each other’s back.”

Here’s a look at the postgame interview with Crisp and junior guard Matisse Thybulle.