UNC-GT: Locker Room Report

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- North Carolina players Ty Lawson, Reyshawn Terry and Tyler Hansbrough spoke to reporters following the game.


personal improvement -

I feel better, but it's much different in the ACC. The ACC is so intense, everyone is playing so hard. It's much better competition.

Are you feeling like you have a handle on the offense now?

Yeah, I'm at that point now. I know our plays. I know exactly where to be, it's like natural instinct now.

Coach Williams said earlier this week you were still in kindergarten. What would it take for you to get to junior high?

Just probably experience—just getting game experience and learning.

Tonight was pretty physical, and you've got a lot of ice wraps. Can you talk about the style of the game?

They're a big strong team, and they were trying to bully us a little. But we just kept playing our game.

Is it a mistake trying to bully this team with all the talent you have?

I think so. We're never scared, and we'll just go right back at them. When Tyler's getting hit and all that, he's still knocking down his free throws. It's to our advantage when a team tries to bully us.


You guys seemed to seize control early and then cruised from there. Did it feel that way on the court?

Yeah, it felt that way. We got out there fast, got some offense going, shots were falling for us, and we were getting stops on the defensive end. The momentum was definitely going our way.

You had a big night. Did you feel different tonight?

Not really. I just felt like I had to go out there and play like I normally play in the system. Fortunately things fell my way.

Did it seem more physical tonight?

Yeah. Guys were banging out there. Like you said, it was a very physical game. Guys were trying to get after it.


Was this more physical than some games?

It was a little more physical, but I think I handled it well.

Is Tech just a more physical team, or is that Ra'shawn Dickey's presence?

I don't know. It could have been their game plan. Tonight was a little more physical, but I'm fine with that. That's basketball. You've got to be prepared.

Can you talk about the intentional fouls?

No, I can't really comment on that.

Did it feel like an easy win on the court?

No, I don't think it was an easy win. There are some things we had to improve on, to change our intensity.

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