Roy Williams Audio and Quotes(transcript via UNC)
“Everything looks better guys when the ball goes in the basket. That’s the bottom line. Nate [Britt] was awesome. [I] feel so good for him. He had a death in the family, his grandfather, the night of the North Carolina State game. Fifteen stitches in his mouth at Wake Forest. He has been battling, battling, battling.Marcus, 22 points, but most impressive thing: eight assists, zero turnovers when the rest of our team was throwing it everywhere that Syracuse was standing. First half I thought they out competed us and our turnovers led to 16 points, and you can’t have 13 turnovers in a half and have a team outscore you 16 to two."
On Nate Britt’s confidence
“He has made a bunch of them in practice, he really has. Now, not recently because he hasn’t made anything, but he has had some practices where he has really shot the ball well. We have a couple of shooting drills that he has done as well as anybody. [He was] two for 14 or something like that for the last three games prior to last game.”
On the issue of Syracuse deflecting passes
“[In the second half] I think we had better movement of our big guys trying to get them more involved. I told my guys we were either dead or stupid if you don’t listen to one thing: you can’t just throw the ball across the court. They’re big. They go get it. You can’t just soft pass everything because they deflect it.”