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On starting ACC play -
It's exciting for the team finally getting into conference play. For me, I'm really looking forward to it. We still have Arizona to play (out of conference) but for the most part this is more exciting for us.
What will it be like to play in close games again?
We don't want to see close games; we want to blow everybody out by 30 or 40. But at the same time there are always tough games in the conference. There are going to be low scoring games where we're going to have to grind it out, but at the same time we'll be ready for that…and adapt accordingly.
On Coach [Roy] Williams shortening his bench during conference play -
Things have worked out for us so far, so I think Coach is going to stick with it until he decides playing fewer guys is better for the team. He'll have that part under control for the most part, so we just have to go out there and play to the best of our ability.
Do you think everybody is comfortable with their minutes so far?
If they're not, then they're playing a good role right now showing that they don't care about minutes right now. I think guys are trying to see the big picture for this team and achieving our goals. Everybody is really doing a great job of understanding and making sacrifices.