LAHAINA, Hawaii — Freshman forward Ed Davis recorded the second double-double of his career during North Carolina's semifinal victory against Oregon in the Maui Invitational on Tuesday night. Here's some of what he had to say after the game:
Q: What has been your key to rebounding so well?
A: That's just one thing I know can add to this team, night in and night out, is my rebounding. I might not be able to score or defend as well as I want to, but I know one thing I can do is rebound every night, so that's my goal every night.
Q: Are rebounds more important to you that points right now?
A: I just feel like on this team, with my role this year, rebounding would be a good thing to do to get the playing time because that's what I do night in and night out.
Q: When you came in, did you know that's something the team would need from you?
A: Coach always talks about rebounding, and hustling, so that's something I focus on - trying to get every rebound I can.
Q: What do you know about Notre Dame and Luke Haragody (who the Tar Heels play tonight)?
A: I know he's a first-team All-American in the preseason, and Tyler (Zeller's) brother is on there (the Notre Dame team), so he tells us stuff. It's going to be a good game for us.
Q: What do you think of all the injuries to all the big men around you this year?
A: I see it as an opportunity. But with Tyler (Zeller) going out for the year, that really hurt, because we're a family ... but we just have to pick up for his slack, and hope he gets better for next year.
Q: Do you take pride in the fact that you have two double-doubles already this year?
A: I'm just glad that we're 5-0, so that's all I'm happy about.
— Robbi Pickeral