Gottfried: "It's A Good, Team Win"

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mark Gottfried spoke to the media following his team's win over Elon in Reynolds Coliseum.

Mark Gottfried

"It's a good team win and I think a lot of guys made good contributions, both offensively and defensively."

"I thought in the first half Lorenzo Brown was terrific. He's getting better at reading in the open floor and in the break when to attack, when not to attack, and when to get in the paint."

"It was nice to see Scott shoot it well again, I don't think he's 100% but he says he's fine... I wasn't planning on playing him 30 minutes but I like him shooting the ball like that."

"It's a win for us against a team that I think will win a lot of games this year. I think when they get in their conference we're going to watch Elon do very well in their league. Hopefully from an RPI standpoint it's going to be nice win come the end of the year."

"I call those spectacular nothings. We want to make sure we play the game right and always take advantage of opportunities to get the ball in the basket."

"He was trying to be a little too cute, but we weren't finishing around the rim and that was kind of the exclamation point for me."

"Defensively we're getting a little bit better. We've played good teams every night this year and good teams help you improve because you have to play better every night."

"I think on certain nights, yes. True point guards or a great lead guard can score when he needs to score, but he also runs the team first. Lorenzo took 16 shots, and I thought 16 pretty good shots. I don't know if there was a bad shot or poor shot selection in that group."

"He found the opportunities to attack the paint, he got in the lane and used his length and size."

"Thomas, his energy was great. He rebounded it well and defended and blocked some shots around the rim that I liked. He gives us some physical toughness around the rim."

"He's a little frustrated because he missed some three's and he's such a good three-point shooter... sometimes you need to take a deep breath and relax. Tonight was good because we needed to get him some minutes and get him going because, just as a freshman having not played in those first five games."

"Richard is still finding himself in foul trouble every game in the first half. He's got to be a better defender so he can stay in the game longer."

"We just go day-by-day. We need to take this tape, break it down, look at it, coach well and teach well and make sure we get better."

"It's going to be a lot of fun."


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