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Notre Dame 90 UNC 82: Postgame Audio

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An emotional Roy Williams, Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige faced the media following a 90-82 loss to Notre Dame in the ACC Championship. Williams, choking up at the end, said he "really wanted it for the kids." Given how this season has gone on and off the court I'd imagine he wanted it for himself too.

Johnson was visibly upset but then gave a solid answer to a question regarding the heart and toughness of the team. He also was really upbeat regarding the next stage of the season.

"I feel great, even though we didn't get a win today because we did grow on all levels as a team. We just have to cut down a little more on the mistakes and we'll be right there because we are a great team. We're starting to gel together and starting to play a little bit more to our potential as days go on."

Williams when asked if he thought the team was gelling he agreed noting that UNC had beaten two top 15 teams and played Notre Dame close save for a bad four minute stretch.

Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson ACC Championship Postgame Audio