UNC-BC: Al Skinner Quotes + Audio

Inside Carolina
Posted Jan 25, 2006


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Boston College coach Al Skinner addressed the media following the game…

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On the play of Craig Smith
“If you’ve watched us play, you know coming down the stretch he’s going to get some touches. We’re going to play off of him because he draws a lot of attention. He makes good decisions. He is a senior so we’re going to try to get the ball in his hands as much as we possibly can. I thought there were times that we moved the ball tremendously well. When you focus on him too much then it makes it a little easier for everyone else.”

On reaching 3-3 in the ACC
“We’re just at .500 so there?s a lot more basketball to play. Hopefully we’ll continue to play at the level we need to. There’s no question we dug ourselves a hole and it’s not like we’re really out of the hole, but at least we’re in the mix a little bit. We’ve gone on the road and won at a couple of very difficult places which I think is quite an accomplishment and a recognition of the discipline and the focus that this team is capable of.”

On his team having 23 assists and only nine turnovers against the Carolina defense
“That’s part of our focus and understanding what we want to do. One of the things that was going to be extremely important was we wanted to make sure we executed our offense and didn’t allow them to take us out of our offense. By doing that we knew what our looks were going to be.

“We talk about shot selection and handling the basketball and that’s real important for us. Guys took their time. They had to be real strong with the basketball and we had a pretty good idea where our looks were going to be. Everyone has a good understanding of what our offense is and what we’re trying to accomplish, but the most important thing is that we really have to take our time and execute it. I thought at times we did it extremely well and other times we didn’t, but for the most part I thought we did it extremely well.”


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