Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Roy Williams discusses Davidson

What do you think the starting lineup will be on Wednesday night against Davidson?

“Right now I’d say Tywon Lawson at the point, Wayne Ellington at the two, Marcus Ginyard at three, Tyler Hansbrough … and I’m not sure about the other spot, whether it’d be Deon or Alex.”

How do you feel about the schedule this team is going to play this year?

“It’s strange because we play in Charlotte on Wednesday night, then play in the Smith Center on Sunday and Tuesday and then we’re gone for 31 days. We play four games on the road that are true non-conference road games. You can look at most of the Top 10, Top 20 in the country and very few people are going to play four true non-conference road games. It’s the kind of scenario where most people don’t do that and it’s just the way it fell on our schedule. But for us it’s the kind of schedule that will challenge us a great deal early and will tell us what we need to know about our team.”

What are the concerns about playing Stephen Curry and Davidson in the opener?

“There is a big-time concern about playing Davidson. It’s not just a one-man team. Stephen Curry was the second-leading scorer as a freshman last season and if I’m not mistaken he made more threes than anybody in college basketball, so we’ve got to find him and close out quickly because he can get the shot off. I studied the tape of their game last night against Maryland in the NCAA Tournament. Five starters coming back – top seven players – so we’ve got to be concerned about the guy who shot more threes than anybody in college basketball, but we’ve got to be concerned about a very, very good Davidson team, not just him.”

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