"Raymond, defensively, is our best on-the-ball defender, and I think his play was extremely important to us on both ends of the court,'' Williams said. "He gets you in the offense you want, he establishes the tempo of the game on the offensive end, and he's very difficult to dribble-penetrate against on the defensive end."
Felton leads Tar Heels to Maui title
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"More than what he did defensively was how he broke our defense down," Alford said. "If the game's all about outscoring the opponent, it was going to be hard for us to outscore them. He was tremendous. He made shots, but he does such a good job setting everybody else up. He's a very difficult player to keep in front of."
Felton's play in Maui makes loud statement
"I was in pain the whole time, but I just forgot about it," Felton said. "I love my teammates to death, the coaching staff, Coach (Roy) Williams. I'll always give them 100 percent."
Felton's complete game key for UNC
But it did make one very clear point: teams that can't slow down UNC's transition game better offer up just as much offensive firepower or they're doomed for the kind of treatment the Tar Heels served up in Maui this week.
Tar Heels regain stride after early slip up
"We had a four-game schedule left," Bunting said. "I told them I thought we could win every one of those games. It would be hard, but we had come a long ways. We needed to continue to emphasize that we had to play better 'today.' That's been the motto of this team."
Bunting says he never lost faith in Tar Heels