UNC-BC: Postgame Interviews

Inside Carolina
Posted Feb 1, 2011


Inside Carolina's postgame coverage includes quotes and audio from head coach Roy Williams, Reggie Bullock and Harrison Barnes, who spoke to the media following UNC's victory over Boston College on Tuesday.

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ROY WILLIAMS
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Opening comments:
“I’ve said all year long I thought we were going to be a good shooting team. We haven’t shot it exceptionally well, but we shot it very well tonight. And at the same time, you have to get shots and we only had three turnovers at half and 27 assists to nine turnovers [for the game] means you really took care of the basketball. And, let’s be honest, B.C. missed some open shots, missed some around the rim and couldn’t get it to fall in. We caught them on a night where it was good for us, but not good for them.”

On Harrison having back-to-back 20-point games:
“I think every time you do it it gives you more confidence. I think the more times that you see the ball go in the basket that helps you. He had some defensive plays that were good for him tonight. He ran the floor and got some good things going.”

On Reggie bouncing back after a bad game against N.C. State:
“Reggie the last game didn’t score a field goal. He was 0-for-5. But none of our guards did. One of them was 0-for-5, one was 1-for-4 and the other was 1-for-4. We were 2-for-13, I think, so it wasn’t just Reggie. But I talked to him after the game and said, ‘Hey, you’ll probably never do that the rest of your career.’ And again, his four threes in the first half were huge for us.”

Is this what you envisioned out of these freshmen, the way they played tonight?
“Yeah, I mean when you think about it, if I didn’t think they were going to be good, then why in the crap did I recruit them in the first place? To me, Harrison does feel more comfortable now. That game Saturday gave him a great deal of confidence. I think it showed him how good it feels to be successful. But again, I think he was more active [on Saturday] and I think he was more active tonight as well.”


REGGIE BULLOCK

On his performance:
"It was just a spark off the bench for me. I wanted to play defense and my shot started falling. It's all clicking for us right now. We know our roles. Coach keeps telling me to keep shooting the ball and I did."

When you saved that ball going out of bounds, did you know who you were passing it to?
“No, I was just really playing with a sense of urgency like Coach always says. Little hustle plays just seem to always come out to big plays in the game. So I just had to do everything I could to get the ball and fortunately it came out to where we got points off it.”

On the freshman class’s progress:
“We all know our roles – play defense, rebound the ball and knock down shots. Kendall’s getting everybody involved and Harrison’s just being him, playing his game. We’ve been gelling together and it’s been working out pretty well the last couple of games.”


HARRISON BARNES

On responding after the road game at Georgia Tech:
“I think it was a very eye-opening experience. We realized that we have to come play every game. In that Georgia Tech game, we didn’t and they took advantage of us. So we know that especially playing on the road, but also playing at home, you have to come in to play.”

What does it mean to you to have it all coming together now?
“It was great. I was just glad to see that other people were able to play well. Reggie struggled against N.C. State – he didn’t score – but then to come out tonight and have 16 and for ‘Z’ to have 18… It’s good to have everyone clicking on all cylinders because no one on this team can do it by themselves.”

On the freshman class’s development:
“We’re on the downhill slope of the ACC so I don’t know if we’re still freshmen, but I think it’s great. Having Kendall out there makes everyone’s life a lot easier. Reggie and me are shooters, so we know Kendall will know where to find us. It allows everyone to play to their abilities.”



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