UNC-USC: Roy Williams Quotes + Audio

LOS ANGELES – North Carolina head coach Roy Williams spoke briefly with the media on Wednesday following the Tar Heels' 79-54 loss to Southern Cal at the Sports Arena…

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"The kids have played really hard and extremely intelligent in every game. We were very lucky to be up five at half; I didn't think we had played well in the first half. I thought they were the aggressors, and they continued that in the second half. They held us to 25 percent in the second half and we're shooting 50 percent on the year. But we've got to be more aggressive than that. We've got to do a better job on the defensive end of the floor. I think they got to every loose ball. They were smarter. They were coached better.

"Athletically on the perimeter, they're about as a good as anybody at one, two three and four – because Nick Young can score at the four-spot for them. They have tremendous speed and athleticism. We talked about them switching screens and we talked about them face guarding sometimes, because Tim [Floyd] had done that some in his history. But we had to move more intelligently and make sharper cuts, and we stood. We penetrated – we thought it was going to be easy – and there was always somebody on their defense that helped."

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