"It was an unbelievable effort from our team on both ends. We knew that if we could execute and get the shots we needed, we would have a good [field-goal] percentage. Outrebounding UNC was huge. We knew we had to concentrate on that, and we came out on top."
"We're getting the looks we need and knew those shots would fall. I keep saying we need to be patient and the guys did a good job waiting and forcing [UNC] to play defense for more than 40 seconds."
"I thought our offensive attack was great. We made a few turnovers, but we kept our heads up and made huge shots. We finished the ballgame the right way."
On Fells' three-pointer at the three-minute mark: "It was one of those shots down the stretch when the other team is making a run and we need to stop it. We moved the ball around the horn and found him when he was open."
"[Tyler Hansbrough] is a handful. He's active, he's aggressive. Our bigs held their positions and made it tough for him to do what he normally does."
"We went zone to protect [Engin Atsur] from foul trouble and to slow UNC down. We made match-up adjustments for who would cover [Ty] Lawson."
"We needed Ben [McCauley] for his offense and his defense. He plays very intelligent defense and kept up our momentum. The younger guys like Dennis [might] not be able to handle it as well as he did."
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