Brownell talks win over UVA

CLEMSON - Head coach Brad Brownell discusses Tuesday night's 60-48 win over No. 22 Virginia.


Overall thoughts:
"It was a great team win tonight. I thought our guys really competed. Virginia is so fundamentally sound and in good position, so your effort has to be supreme. I challenged our guys at halftime that we couldn't let this opportunity get away from us. We were in position to beat this team tonight, and we needed to take advantage of it. I thought our guys came out very spirited and played very well."

On using his deep bench to his advantage:
"I thought we did a good job offensively of making them play defense. We wanted to try to wear them down. They don't play as many guys as some people. Obviously Harris' hand was bothering him a little bit, so we felt like this was a game where we could wear them down a little bit. I thought that on both ends of the court, we needed to push them."

On the play of Devin Coleman:
"He's starting to do some things in games now that we've seen in practice. He has a good ability to move off screens in our offense. It's taken him a while to figure things out on both ends of the court in terms of how we want to play. He just needed a couple of shots to go down to take the pressure off."

On building on the lead late in the game:
"I thought the key was our second half defense. There were some opportunities for them to make a little run. There were some shots they missed. But by and large, we didn't give them very many easy baskets. They had to go earn them."

On any differences in defending Mike Scott from the first game:
"Nothing drastic, other than just having a little better feel for how good he is. Our guys understand when you play against a guy, as opposed to you telling them he is a good player. When you go up against a guy and you know he's a good player after playing him, you know you'd better compete and be ready or you'll get embarrassed. I thought our guys at least did a better job." Top Stories