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Oliver Purnell Postgame Quotes

Jan. 16, 2008

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Overall Thoughts: “I thought that the game went really well, we did a good job being patient and putting the pressure on them. The interior defense was great. They paid attention to the post really well, which was a big part of our game plan. Offensively we shared the ball, and that made scoring much easier.”

On the upcoming matchup with Duke: “We have been playing well in the league and I hope that carries over to this weekend. A lot of our players are going to need to be on their game because Duke is a very deep team and is always tough.”

On NC State: “It is tough to lose your point guard, and they are trying to find an answer, but it is never easy to not have direction at the point.”

On his team’s 3-pointers: “They really opened things up. I think that we have a good balance with our inside and outside shooting too.”

On the development of Trevor Booker: “I can’t say that I am surprised at the way he is performing. I expect him to get better and better each year.”

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