May: 'It's going to be a man's game'

DENVER, Colo. -- UNC sophomore talks about Saturday's game with Texas...

Sean May

On his knowledge of Texas:
"I am familiar with a lot of the players that play for Texas; just being a big basketball fan and watching them the past few years. I know they rotate three or four big guys and they go deep into their bench, so it is going to be a tough game for us. We know they are a very talented team. We are looking for an exciting game tomorrow."

On the shooting of the Texas post players:
"I played with Brian Boddicker last summer. Before that I didn't know he could shoot the way he can. For his size he is able to step out and shoot, so it is going to present a great challenge for us. They rotate so many big guys, it is going to be hard to match up defensively all night."

On playing a team that plays so many players:
"I don't think we have played a team that has had as many big guys that can pick up fouls. They don't worry about it, because the seventh or eighth guy off the bench is just as good as the eleventh or twelfth."

On balancing aggressive play and staying out of foul trouble:
"With a team like this, you can't worry about it. It's going to be a man's game in there and you have to be aggressive and hope that you don't pick up silly fouls. If you are being aggressive and going for the ball, then that's different; but don't pick up something you can do without."

On the pace of the game:
"They run just like us, so I think it's going to be an up and down game. This time of season you don't see a lot of teams run. It's more about the half-court sets and who can and who can grind it out on defense. I do expect a high pace game."

On playing a faster pace:
"Every game you have to work and work hard. Air Force was a tough match-up for us because we aren't use to playing teams like that where they back cut and run constantly. Texas is more of the king of team we are used to playing."

On your development of your post game:
"I was pretty displeased with the way a played and shot the ball last night. Right now, I am playing pretty good basketball and I am looking forward to tomorrow night's match-up with their big men. I fell better when I play against guys who are bigger and stronger than I do against guys who are a little bit shorter and quicker."


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