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Boston College Men’s Basketball vs. Wake Forest: Coaches Meet the Media

Hear what BC coaches Jim Christian and Wake Forest Coach Danny Manning had to say about the game Tuesday night

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College suffered its first loss of ACC play Tuesday evening, losing to Wake Forest 79-66 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Following the game, both BC coach Jim Christian and Wake Forest Coach Danny Manning met the media to discuss the game.

Transcript is courtesy of Wake Forest Athletics.

Jim Christian

On offense in both halves…

“In the first half I thought we had some really good looks from good shooters, and we just couldn’t make any. In the second half I thought we settled for threes and stopped attacking the basket. Our team can’t win on the road and shoot that percentage from three.”

On the loss…

“It’s our first road game. It’s a lot of guy’s first time on the road. Maybe that had something to do with it, but hopefully we’ll improve that.”

On offensive struggles…

“We executed pretty well from the beginning of the game. Some nights you just don’t make shots, and I’ll try not to make too much of it.”

Danny Manning

Opening statement…

“I thought the game tonight was an interesting game from our perspective. Being down at halftime and not having a lot going, we were able to come out in the second half and grind one out. I thought we did some pretty good things on the defensive end, according to the numbers. We have to go back and watch tape. I know some of the players on Boston College missed some shots they normally make. I thought we did a good job of contesting shots and rebounding the basketball. We had some guys that had some off nights offensively. We had some other guys that gave us some good contributions. We had really good shot balance, but I wish we could have moved the ball just a bit more.”

On offense…

“Our offense doesn’t change. We want to play inside-out. We want to throw the ball inside. We were able to do that. I thought our post guys did a good job with having some patience. We got sped up a couple of times, but I thought they did a good job of having a presence.”

On the upcoming schedule…

“For us we have to use this as momentum. We have to get better from this.”

On improving over the past two years…

“We’re a better shooting team than the past two years. We’re not going to make all of our shots, but we have enough guys that are threats from the perimeter. Other teams have to go out there and respect that. That’s going to open up interior passes. For us being able to make a shot from time to time is going to help us out. The guys are into it for the right reasons, they play hard, they play together, and they like each other. We feel that is going to take us a long way.