UNC-UA: Locker Room Quotes + Audio

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Bobby Frasor, Tyler Hansbrough, David Noel, Wes Miller and Danny Green talk to the media after the Tar Heels' 86-69 win over Arizona. Listen and read what they had to say ...

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LISTEN (4:44)

On the importance of his long three-point buzzer-beater before the half -

"That's big - we get momentum running into halftime and I was happy until someone jumped on my finger (which he dislocated earlier). We came out out into the second half the first couple minutes and really got on it. ... Coach drew it up just like that. Wes was the second option but he was almost a decoy because I faked and then took the shot."

On defending Hassan Adams -

"He's probably one of the best athletes we've played on the perimeter. I was really concerned just to stay in front of him, play him as a driver first and had some help from other guys. ... The past couple games, Virginia in particular, I had one of the poorest games of my career I thought, so every day since that I've been try to play tough defense and stay in front of the ball and I think I did that today."

On dislocating his finger -

"It looked pretty bad ... Just passing the ball, it was deflected and came right back at me. I thought it was jammed, but looked down and it was heading in a different direction."


LISTEN (2:06)

Was this the team's most complete performance of the season?

"Yeah, definitely. We came out in the first half and second half with an agenda and took it to them in both halves."

How important was this performance?

"[This win] was great for us. It gives us a confidence booster and it lets us know the caliber of ball we're capable of playing. We just have to make sure we do it every night."

What did the team do tonight that it hasn't been doing in the recent losses?

"We competed both halves, we rebounded the ball, we got steals, we were able to get out in transition -- all the things we need to do to play Carolina basketball and get big wins."

On Bobby Frasor's performance -

"He did a great job. Especially in that we asked him to go out and guard Hassan Adams. That's a tough job for anybody to do and he did a great job of it. He also took care of the ball, distributed very well. That's something we're going to need from Bobby night in and night out. He's the type of player that is capable of doing that."


LISTEN (1:23)

On the pounding he takes in the post every game -

"It's physical - it's very physical down there. That's just something I'm not going to shy away from. I'm going to just keep playing my game. I'm not going to lose my [focus] or anything like that ... It's mutual, back and forth."

On the three-point shooting -

"It's going to be a lot tougher to double down when I can kick it back out to Wes, Bobby, Danny, Reyshawn and they'll hit some shots."


LISTEN (3:29)

On how this win will impact the team and the season -

"It's a confidence booster. We've lost a couple on our home court and that's been tough. To come in here against a team as talented as Arizona and get a big win in double figures, it's a big confidence boost. But we can't be happy or satisfied with it - we've got to continue to build on it."

On the team's three-point shooting night -

"It's big. We did shoot the ball well tonight. The way people collapse on Tyler -- he's such a force down low -- when he gets it back out we're going to get some open looks and we need to knock them down and take pressure off of him down there."


LISTEN (2:54)

On his role coming off the bench -

"That's my job - come off the bench, give the team some energy and get the crowd into it. They were big shots, but sometimes I don't realize it - I just try to knock down shots when I'm home. We're just trying to knock down shots to open up things for Tyler inside. The last couple of games, teams have scouted us knowing that Tyler is one of our main scorers so they want to double team him."

On what the team did differently tonight -

"We picked up the effort and intensity a lot. We're being smarter with the ball. Last game we worked hard in the second half, but in the first half we didn't go as hard as we'd like."

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