Fans asked about J.P. Tokoto's big dunk.
Fans asked about J.P. Tokoto's big dunk.
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Fan-Submitted Player Q&As
Release: 02/16/2014

CHAPEL HILL - As a part of social media day at the Smith Center for the game against Pittsburgh, Tar Heel fans submitted questions to ask UNC players in the postgame media availability. staff chose some of the best of these fan-submitted questions and posed them to the Tar Heel players in the Carolina players lounge after the win over the Panthers.



Where does J.P.'s dunk in the second half rank among his best dunks?

J.P. Tokoto: "I don't know, but my teammates told me it was a pretty good one."

Brice Johnson: "Oh, that's top five in is his career easily. It was amazing. It has to be on 'SportsCenter' tonight. If it's not I'm going to be mad. I'm going to go tweet it right now. It has to be on 'SportsCenter.' I have to tweet it."


What was the "Stripe Out" atmosphere in the Smith Center like from a player's perspective?

Tokoto: "I loved it. That was awesome. In warm-ups, looking around and seeing everybody getting into it. The crowd was great today. [They] stayed with us and gave us a little boost, an energy boost."

Johnson: "It was great. It was unique. I see it on TV and other places, and they finally brought it here. It was a great addition to the tradition here. Hopefully they can do it some more like the 'White Out' against Kentucky. Hopefully they do more games like that around here."

Nate Britt: "I thought that was cool. I actually said that I thought it would be cool if our bleachers were designed that way because I thought it looked pretty tight."


Did the long layoff caused by the cancellation of the Duke game make you rusty at all?

Isaiah Hicks: "Oh, yeah. Everybody was looking forward to the Duke game, but it got cancelled so we had to move on. I heard somebody say that after the first timeout break. They said, 'OK, the rust is out. Let's go.'"

Britt: "I don't think it caused any rust. Like I said, everyone was looking forward to that [Duke] game. I guess because it's postponed we'll have to wait until next week, but I think we did a good job of preparing for this game. We came out and got the win."


Rebounding and toughness are always important when you play Pitt. Did you do anything different to compensate for that?

Hicks: "Coach [Williams] just said, 'We just have to go out there and play hard, play with our brains and our heart.' That's what we do every time we win. The games that we lost we didn't show it basically."


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