UNC-WFU: Skip Prosser Quotes

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser and players Jamie Skeen and Kyle Visser spoke to reporters after the game...

Opening remarks -

I take my hat off to Carolina. Certainly in the second half, they played really, really well.

On Wake's low field goal percentage -

I have to give them the credit. We missed a lot of open looks. They weren't guarding us at the foul line, that I can remember, and we shot worse there than we did from the field. I really give them the credit.

On Joel Coliseum atmosphere -

Students aren't our problem. The fans aren't our problem. Nineteen turnovers, 30 some percent from the field, 31 percent from the foul line, certainly allows Carolina to get out in transition. That's our problem. I think our students were fine. I think our crowd was fine. It's up to us to get the crowd going, and we did it in the first half and we didn't in the second half.


On the difference between the first half and the second half -

We came out with a lot of intensity in the first half and kept it close but we came out flat in the second.

On failing to stop Carolina's offense in the second half -

Usually we'll call a time out when they are scoring and try to get a run of our own but we just could not spark up a fire.

On the physical play of the UNC front court -

I was able to box out [Tyler] Hansbrough and [Brandan] Wright at the same time so it was not as hard as I thought it was going to be, but they are pretty good guys.


You have to give Carolina credit, they played good defense in the second half. I think we showed some good things. I think we showed some good things still lost by 28 but we showed some good things. We are taking some positive steps and I think we played pretty hard.

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