Romar says Huskies will be more defensive

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington coach Lorenzo Romar says the Huskies' high-intensity pressure defense, which showed up only in spurts this past season, will be an emphasis for the future.

Romar held his end-of-season news conference on Wednesday, after a hectic eight days during which the Huskies were ousted in the semifinals of the NIT and then saw their top two scorers in Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten declare for the NBA draft.

Romar said his staff was not blindsided by the decisions of Ross and Wroten.

Ross will leave after his sophomore season, during which he led the Huskies with 16.4 points per game, while Wroten becomes the second freshman to depart during Romar's tenure.