OLIVER PURNELL: (9:50)
Overall Thoughts: "I'm very pleased with our team right now. (David) Potter finally got to
call off mandatory breakfast. That's how you honor our seniors. We needed to be ready to play and we were. Their two big guys are a menace; the
whole team is good one through five. We did well rebounding along with making shots. We also did a great job of attacking the basket. Other than
our big guys not shooting free throws, we did well offensively. We locked them down on defense. We came into the game wanting to honor our seniors, and we did that. The importance of this night for this program energized us. We didn't lose steam after Tanner Smith's injury, we picked up steam.
We need to stay focused going to Wake Forest to get a top seed in the ACC tournament."
On three-point shooting: "If you don't shoot those threes, you have to do better at the free throw line! Andre's three going into half time gave us a jolt; it was definitely
a pleasant replay of his shot at Florida State."
On Trevor Booker: "I don't have enough time to really go into detail about Booker. The
leadership, the scores, the rebounds, it just gets everyone else juiced up. He wins games with big blocks at the end. I'm glad we've had him and I think he really is one of the best players in the country."
On the team: "Two out of the last three years, we have surged at the end like this.
Hopefully we can make it to the ACC Championship and change that script. I'm proud of these guys and their energy."
On David Potter: "He played one of his better games tonight. He had leadership and a steady hand. He played like a senior."
On strengthening your chances for an NCAA Tournament bid with nine ACC wins: "If we don't get into the tournament now, I'm seceding from the NCAA!"
TREVOR BOOKER: (3:22)
DAVID POTTER: (2:53)
AUDIO: Purnell, Booker and Potter
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