Manuel, Noel Audio

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- With the ACC opener at Virginia Tech two days away, senior Jackie Manuel and junior David Noel fielded questions from the media Friday afternoon at the Smith Center ...

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Jackie Manuel:
"[It'll be] like any other ACC game. I expect the fans to be on us, I expect them to play the best game they've ever played. So I think we have to match their intensity ... with the practice today and getting the opportunity to practice tomorrow, we should be ready. There's no reason why we shouldn't be intense, especially with it being the first ACC game."

David Noel:
"When we go out on Sunday, we're just going to go out and play. We have to throw the first punch, the second punch and the third -- keep knocking them on their heels and hope they won't be able to come back ... being that it's our first ACC game and on the road, it'll be a key win for us if we can get it."

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