UNC-MD: Roy Williams Quotes + Audio

Inside Carolina
Posted Feb 2, 2006

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – North Carolina coach Roy Williams addressed the media following the Tar Heels’ 77-62 win over Maryland on Thursday. Read & listen to what he had to say from the Comcast Center…

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Opening remarks:
“I thought the rebounding was huge for us. We out-rebounded them 52-34. We only had nine turnovers in the second half and we had a couple of good stretches where we were controlling the basketball and got the shot. They made it tough for us getting it into Tyler, and when we did get it into him, he didn’t make the best decisions with the ball. Getting a road win in this league is pretty impressive. We held them to 26% shooting in the second half, which I thought was the best defensive half we’ve played this year. We have to do away with some of the carelessness and silly turnovers.”

On winning on the road
“When you have young kids sometimes they don’t feel the stress on the road. They don’t realize how difficult it is. The teams we lost to at home were pretty good teams. For us, we just have to play every day and in this league you have to play regardless of where it is. I felt extremely lucky, and I told the kids this at halftime, to only be down by two going into the second half.”

On Reyshawn Terry’s performance
“We were tied 46-46 and we had a little run. He made a 3 and then Bobby [Frasor] found him on the break and he got a dunk. Then he had a follow-up shot, too. Reyshawn can really do some nice things. The youngster’s coming each and every day and working his butt off. He’s trying to get better. He’s extremely gifted, and the things he’s trying to get better at are the hardest things. He’s basketball savvy, and he’s taking care of the basketball.”

On David Noel’s
“He’s tough, and he’s one of the best leaders I’ve ever been around. Jumping up there and making those jump shots early, a couple of 3’s and a couple from the sideline, when we were struggling to score was really important to us.”

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