Langley ready to embrace challenge of rebuilding Washington

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SEATTLE (AP) Tina Langley has already engineered one major program rebuild, turning Rice into a powerhouse in Conference USA.

Now she will get to see if she can pull it off in one of the toughest women's basketball conferences in the country after taking the head coaching job at Washington.

"A long time ago I was taught by a great mentor that sometimes you can look too broadly and take your focus off of the task at hand," Langley said during her introductory news conference Wednesday. "And I think that our task right now is teaching our team at an elite level, and having a group of young women who are committed to their training and committed to a culture and philosophy and working incredibly hard on a daily basis."

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