UNC-CU: Oliver Purnell Quotes

Clemson coach addressed the media following the game...

"Defense has been real consistent for us, so today wasn't atypical. Obviously, making shots like that was. Sooner or later you're going to have a night like that.

"It was a huge win for us for a lot of reasons. We have been close and closer and needed a breakthrough win. We talked about today being a statement game because we're at the halfway point (of the ACC season). It's not how you start but how you finish. I believe this can be a springboard for us playing better. We have a tough overall schedule. If it doesn't break you, it generally helps you toward the end.

"Shawan [Robinson] was huge from three and versus their pressure, we talked about making them pay. If you don't make them pay for pressing, it's a long night.

"We've been saying all year long, ‘you guys don't have to wait for this program to grow to win some games.' We just need to play better, put ourselves in position to win a little more often and win a little more often.

"I thought Chris Hobbs was terrific. I thought we were going to have to double down on May early, but Hobbs kinda waived us off and stopped him a couple of times in there. If you can neutralize a guy like that, that is huge."

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