"Let's get one thing cleared up. I just heard about one fan being ejected at halftime for yelling something at Rick (Pitino). I don't like that. We're North Carolina. We don't have to be like everybody else. You can raise cain, you can boo, but you don't have to ... I hope that never happens again at North Carolina. I apologize to Rick. I don't know what was said. Cheer like crazy for us. I know that some of the junk I have to listen to on the road is not what I enjoy.
Other than that, I feel fantastic. We shoot 37 percent and won ... We did some good things. Justin made a couple of big-time threes. I thought Kennedy was good, and after the first six or eight minutes of the game I thought he was the best rebounder on the court...
I've never seen a very good shooting team shoot the ball like they did tonight. So we feel fortunate about that part of it. Part of that was our crowd was really into it - I loved our crowd. It's exciting to play that kind of basketball game.
What does it say about this team to be two games up in the ACC when the league is so strong?
"It says we have a two-game lead right now but there are still some left to play. We're getting ready to go on one of those trips that I don't think any team in our league should have to do. We're on the road on Saturday and on the road on Monday. There are three different teams that have had to do that, especially against really good teams. We've got Pittsburgh on Senior Day, Virginia and then we play Duke. I feel good that we're on top - but there's still a lot of work to do."
What level would you say Justin Jackson has gotten to this year?
"I don't know what levels are, but I know he's playing very, very well - scoring very well and he's gotten better defensively, too. I think tonight he did some really good things defensively. Nate, Justin, Joel did a better job getting over screens than we've been doing recently. So I think Justin has been playing better in many phases of the game."