Postgame Quotes - Wake Forest 69, Presbyterian 48

Nov. 15, 2013

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Wake Forest Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik

On the play of Codi Miller-McIntyre...
"Codi has been so consistent, and he's really, really good in terms of his ability to get to the rim and to finish. He's got a strong body, he uses it very, very well. He's a straight-line driver. He's playing with a great confidence right now, and he's been consistently really, really good."

On the Play of the Bench...
"Coron's ability to shoot the ball was put on display tonight, and he gave us a huge, huge lift. Miles Overton has five assists no turnovers and was solid in that regard. Andre, it was great see him get extended minutes and block three shots and get five rebounds all in 14 minutes. Aaron Rountree came up with some timely exciting plays and passes and we got 32 points from our bench. Ten guys played 10 minutes at least each or more and it was a solid win against a very well coached team."

On Coron Williams' breakthrough shooting performance...
"I wasn't worried one bit. I think sometimes you're pressing because the fans haven't seen you before, and you want to show the fans and you want to show Dan Collins and everybody that you can shoot and now he's got that monkey off his back. It happens, I wasn't worried about it."

Presbyterian Head Coach Gregg Nibert

Opening Statement...
"The one thing we tried to do with Wake Forest is we knew we had to slow the game down as best we could and be patient on offense. We did a much better job the second half. Coron Williams coming in lit us up in the zone and we did not do a good job of coming in. He was really the difference maker in the first half when they made those threes. We talked about doing a few things different in the zone and that helped a lot. I think Codi is one of the best players in the league, I mean he is a NBA talent. Coron is a good get the way he can score off the three. I was happy with our guys. They [Wake Forest] were too good. They [Wake Forest] were too good."

On the Presbyterian vs. Wake Forest Game two years ago compared to where Wake is now...
"Well I was looking at the roster, and all I see is a bunch of sophomores. You win with juniors and seniors and when these guys get to be juniors and seniors he's going to have a heck of a team, but it's going to take time. You look at his group and it is a bunch of unbelievable sophomores. And they'll be even better when they're juniors and seniors. It takes time. And patience for coaches is out. But he's going to have a heck of a team."

On rebounds...
"They got us on the boards. We knew we weren't going to get many because we did the old Boston Celtics and we sent all five guys back on the shot. Miller-McIntyre man, when he gets a head full of steam he drives all the way to the basket. He's the best I've ever seen at getting the ball from rim to rim."

Sophomore Guard Codi Miller-McIntyre

On starting the season 3-0...
"It's really important. We have our season broken up into five different mini-seasons. In order for us to get to the postseason, we have to take care of these first five games at home, so it feels good."

On the best facets of his game early in the year...
"Just being aggressive, getting to the basket, getting to the free throw line. That's been my goal coming into this year - to be more assertive on offense."

On the shooting of guard Coron Williams...
"I think he's had frustration with himself the way he's been shooting the first two games, but I told him just to keep shooting. He's a great shooter. He's proven that multiple times, and now it's starting to show."

On areas in which the team can improve...
"Even our offense today came out very slow. Last game I think we had 28 fast break points and at halftime today we only had two. So we've just got to approach every game the same way."

Sophomore Center Andre Washington

On what led him to play a career-high minutes...
"Just being more confident in myself and doing what got me here to Wake Forest. I've been trying to do that in practice more often-- just listening to my coaches and getting in and watching film."

On what went right for him tonight...
"All the blocks and rebounds I got were off hustle and just being in the right spot at the right time--just little things."

 

 

 

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