UNC-NCSU: Roy Williams Quotes + Audio

UNC-NCSU: Roy Williams Quotes + Audio

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina coach Roy Williams spoke to reporters following the Tar Heels' 95-71 win over N.C. State on Wednesday at the RBC Center…

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"It was a fantastic performance for us. I think it was our best basketball of the year. We were very focused tonight. We talked about being focused for 40 minutes and not digging ourselves a hole early like we did the last couple of games.

"David Noel was sensational. That's as well as he's played. We weren't able to get the ball into Tyler [Hansbrough] like we wanted, but I think Cedric Simmons and the N.C. State defense had a lot to do with that.

"We had 12 offensive rebounds in the first half and had 11 more total rebounds in the first half. They shot 40 percent in the half and we shot 42.9 percent. The points per possession were about the same, but we had 11 more possessions than they did.

"N.C. State is not going to go 0-for-10 form three-point range very often. We try to put pressure on the ball. We talked a lot about guarding the ball. But I think we were fortunate because State was due (for an off-night from three-point range). They shot something like 60 percent from outside in their last three games, and that was bound to even out sooner or later."

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