Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Did you miss what assistant coach Joe Holladay said on Roy Williams' radio program Monday night? Here are some excerpts from the live call-in show hosted by Woody Durham ...

On Ty Lawson:
"I saw him today. We didn't do a whole lot today, but we put up a lot of shots. He participated in everything we did [in practice today]. He's sore, but he always moves around like an old man ... He's moving around a little cautiously and is able to shoot the basketball, which is a good sign because there for a week he couldn't even come up on his toe to shoot. So I think he is doing as well as can be expected."

More on Lawson's big right toe:
"I think the swelling, I think everything is fine. It'll be sore, but I don't think it's all swollen up as compared to after the Duke game, so I think it's on the road to recovery."

On Ed Davis' and Deon Thompson's play against LSU:
"Ed Davis did have a good game. He's had lots of good games. When he comes in, he produces for us and he changes things around the basket. There are no easy buckets down there, even if he doesn't block the shot, they know he's down there waiting on it. He started out well – he hit a jump hook when he first got in. I think he had nine points for us and eight rebounds.

"He just had a fantastic game and he was playing better than Deon was. Deon didn't play badly – I think he was 3-for-3 from the floor. But he wasn't getting to the boards as much as Coach wanted him to get to the boards, and he didn't set a few screens. So Ed had a chance for more playing time and he made the most of it. It's that time of year that whoever is playing the best is going to play."

More on Davis:
"He's got tremendous potential and he's great to coach. We call him Easy Ed. He never changes his expression. He's very clever. One day at practice last week, I was getting on him pretty good. He and Larry Drew down there, I didn't think they were working hard enough, and I'm pushing them and pushing them. And after practice, he came up and said, ‘Coach, everything all right at home?' He's wise beyond his years."

On Tyler Hansbrough breaking the ACC scoring record on Thursday:
"I know he appreciated the fans in Greensboro recognizing that when he was shooting the free throws – shooting to tie and when he broke the record. He doesn't show a whole lot on the court. You saw the other side of him on Senior Night when he was visiting with the crowd afterwards, but he appreciates those things and he is glad he has the records and he's proud of it. He's not ever going to say that braggingly or anything like that, but the things that he's accomplished here, he's going to be remembered. You ask about this team's legacy, well, he's going to be remembered a long time. He's going to be in that Phil Ford category, I think."

On preparing a scouting report:
"Eric Hoots is our video coordinator. Since the first day of the basketball season back in November, every night he's had four or five recorders going [with the help] of DirecTV and satellites. So we have recorded every basketball game on television this year. So when the brackets are announced, we've got 10-15 games of Syracuse, 15 games of Oklahoma and 15 games of Gonzaga. We're prepared. So the first thing you do is you start watching tape, and that's what C.B. [McGrath] is doing right now on this Gonzaga team, and then we're seeing what we can do against them and what weaknesses they may have or what strengths that we have that might affect them."

On the national media pinpointing the South Region as being the toughest:
"We really don't spend a lot of time thinking about it, because you're always going to think that you're playing tougher people than people in the other [regions]. That's just human nature. We do know Gonzaga is a quality opponent. They've proved it – they beat us a couple of years ago with these kids. So you've got 16 teams left and we've got the 10th-ranked team. They've got size and they've got quickness and they've got experience, so we think they're pretty good."

"Roy Williams Live" airs Monday evenings on Tar Heel Sports Network affiliates.

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