"We know we're capable of doing more than we've done in the past."
"We know we can play better. We haven't played 40 minutes of great basketball."
"I'm only as good as the team, if the team hasn't done 40 minutes of great basketball then I haven't done 40 minutes of great basketball."
"We can't dwell on the past. We know that we have to keep motivating ourselves."
"We need to keep believing within."
"This year he's meant more to me than any other year. [Coach Lutz is] a great coach. Just his knowledge of the game."
"He taught me a lot this year."
"They are a real good team."
"Now is the time to play well."
"I doubt it because when I'm in the game I'm not really thinking about where I'm ranked."
"With all the great players that have come through ere, it's amazing. In my opinion it's the best conference in college basketball, and it has the most history. It's real cool to be a part of it."
"Obviously every team is going to come in here with the mindset that everybody is starting from scratch and can win the tournament."
"I remember most of the losses unfortunately."
"He knows that he's a big piece of our puzzle, and anytime he's playing well we're moving. It's a lot of pressure on his shoulders, but at the same time I think he's a great player."
"Make him take tough ones. He's a good player and he's going to knock down some contested shots."
"He's not the ACC player of the year for no reason. Erick Green is a great player."
"We all feel like he's going to score, that's what he does. We definitely have a new scheme to shake him up a little bit... throw a few different guys on him."
"Helping him get off the free throw line will help us out more."
"This is a huge deal. We're from North Carolina and it's a little homecourt advantage."
"I think we're kind of fed up, you know, just hearing what everybody is saying. I think we're going to come out and make a hard defensive effort. Just play basketball and have fun."
"We believe in each other, and we play well as a team."
"We beat those teams and they beat us so I guess it's an even match."
"I think we lost a couple of games that we weren't supposed to lose and that's made us more hungry."
"If you can't guard a man one-on-one you aren't supposed to be out there."
"I'm not too much worried about it. I've guarded a lot of guys. He's probably the best guy I've played against this year. So, he's crafty, he can shoot. I've just got to be prepared."
"He's our star player. Once he gets going it fires up the rest of our team and makes us a lot better."