"Nobody thought I could do it. But I think I proved a lot of doubters wrong today."
On a historic night for college basketball, a head coach was able to win a basketball game on his own, while wearing an oversized suit, without ever taking a single shot.
"OMG IT WAS LIKE SO AMAZING YOU GUYZ. ROMAR IS SO GREAT. DID YOU SEE HOW HE MADE ALL THOSE THREES? MVP FOREVA," said a visibly excited Steve Physioc after the game.
"Technical fouls are the best way to help your team. The best way ever. Giving the other team two points is the perfect way to help your team get closer," added color analyst Ernie Kent.
Romar waited to inject himself into the action until 12:16 left in the second half with the Huskies trailing by eight points. He announced his arrival by handing WSU's best free throw shooter two free throws, extending the deficit to ten.
But it was all Romar from there.
No one is quite sure exactly what he did, but one thing is clear: he did everything. Romar went on a 36-16 run to end the game all by himself. The broadcast crew was so impressed they gave Lorenzo the player of the game.
"I just sat back and watched him do his thing," said UW's Terrence Ross, who chipped in a meaningless 30 points and 14 rebounds in a "secondary role" for the Huskies.
When asked exactly what it was Romar did, Ross wasn't quite sure, but knows that the comeback was "all Coach Romar and nothing any of us did. It sure wasn't that we finally started knocking down outside shots while WSU went completely cold. That didn't have anything to do with it at all."
"We just couldn't stop whatever it was he was doing," answered Brock Motum when questioned of how it was Lorenzo Romar was able to lead the Huskies back, "If we knew exactly what he was doing, we might have been able to stop it, but it was just too hard to figure out."
Motum led the Cougars with 17 points on 7-11 shooting.
When asked by one of his assistants if Washington grabbing 52% of the available offensive rebounds or knocking down 7 of 13 threes in the second half may have had as much of an impact as Lorenzo Romar, Steve Physioc screamed, "YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH. LORENZO ROMAR IS THE MVP. HE LED THE COMEBACK. LOOK I MADE MYSELF THIS ROMAR SHIRT. IT HAS HIS FACE IN A HEART. DO YOU LIKE IT?"
In the midst of Romar's run, Ken Bone attempted to get himself in the game, but his efforts were much less effective.
WSU returns to Friel Court for the first time in more than a month this Thursday when they take on Stanford at 7pm Pacific Time.