AUDIO: Head coach Lorenzo Romar, C.J. Wilcox, Tony Wroten and Darnell Gant talk about the final two home games of the year against the Arizona school. Audio available here.
by Curtis Crabtree
MONTLAKE - After a split on their road trip to Oregon, the Huskies return to Seattle for their final two home games of the season. Washington hosts Arizona State on Thursday night in a late tip-off at 8 p.m.
Then Washington wraps up its home schedule against Arizona at noon on Saturday. The team goes on the road for their final three games of the season with a trip to Washington State next week and a season ending road trip to Los Angeles.
The team will turn around and head straight back to L.A. the following week for the Pac-12 tournament.
Head coach Lorenzo Romar said C.J. Wilcox continues to improve from a stress fracture in his leg. Wilcox had been feeling pain in his leg in the days following a game. Now it appears to only affect him immediately after games and sometimes the following morning.
"Initially he'd be sore for a couple days afterward, but now it's right after the game and the next day he's fine. So he's improving, no doubt," Romar said.
"It's been 2-3 weeks since he's been back, and he's improving that much? By the time the Pac-12 Tournament gets here, that'll be 3-4 more weeks. We imagine he'll be a lot better off than he is today, and today he's a lot better off than he was a few weeks ago."
Wilcox is still limited in the amount of time he can practice. Wilcox said he's still limited to just 100 straight jump shots a day and isn't able to particpate in team periods of practice. He's scheduled to get another X-ray next week and if it shows significant healing, he may be able to get more involved with practice beginning next week.
For more information from today, podcasts from Romar, Wilcox, Tony Wroten and Darnell Gant are available at the top of the page.