MATT DOHERTY RETURNS
Doherty's first team beat some people they weren't supposed to- here, top-ranked Connecticut.
time in Guthridge's three years as head
coach. "That felt great because of all the
things people said about us," admitted
forward Jason CapeL
This season, as Doherty made clear in
his first meeting with his new squad, folks
most assuredly won't be discussing deficien-
cies in Tar Heel intensity.
"I told theIn, they better be in shape;'
Doherty recalled. "They better be in shape
because we're going to play harder than
any team in the country. That's what I can
controL I can't control guys running faster
or jumping higher, but I can control how
hard you play.
"I'll demand that they dive on loose
balls. I'll demand that they run the floor.
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(He told us) hes going to
demand us to play hard.
He said it in such a way
that it was very sincere.
Its no joking matter.
if you don )t) you )ye
not going to play.)
I'll demand that they play harder than any
tean1 we face... and if they don't, they'll
sit on the bench. If they don't, then they'll
get a size 14 [shoe] up their behind. That's
the only way I know how to play. We
played that way at Notre Dame. We'll play
that way at North Carolina."