UNC-GW: Mark Scruggs Quotes + Audio

- Inside Carolina
Posted Nov 19, 2005

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Gardner-Webb coach Mark Scruggs addressed the media following the Tar Heels’ 83-80 win over Bulldogs on Saturday at the Smith Center…

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Opening remarks:
“I’ll tell you what, it was a great game. It wasn’t exactly how we wanted it to finish, but it was a great game. I think our kids did a tremendous job overcoming the crowd and everything else. I couldn’t be any prouder of them than I am right now. I wish that David [Noel’s] shot hadn’t gone in. If we could have gotten it to overtime I think it would have been really interesting because we had great momentum going down the stretch. We did some nice things to get them out of their pressure. Even when they were 10, 11 up; our guys never stopped and never gave in. And we came back and we almost won the game. We told them in the locker room if you told us six years ago that we would be disappointed coming out if the locker room in Chapel Hill after a national championship, I wouldn’t have believed it. You know we are disappointed that we didn’t get the win because I thought we played really, really well.”

About not being intimidated:
“Like I was telling our President Dr. Bonner before the game is that we played everywhere the last few years from Tennessee to UNLV to Colorado to Arkansas. We have played all the big guys that we can play and our have never walked into a place and had been intimidated.”

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