Locker Room Report: Wolfpack Players

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Several NC State players met with the media following tonight's win over UNC Asheville.

DeShawn Painter

"When I go in there I'm trying to help this team win ballgames."

"That's the focus you have to have. You're not starting, you've got to come in there with energy... that's what I did today."

"I don't care whether I start or not, as long as I get to help this team."

"It feels good because he's a great passer, and he looks to pass to his bigs."

Lorenzo Brown

"It looks nice, but I really couldn't tell from the first game."

"It's a great way to start. A win is always a great way to start."

"It's a tournament team. They have two great guards out there and we did our job trying to contain those two."

"I really had to focus on my defense as well over the past couple of days."

C.J. Williams

"I was impressed by our defense. We got down and guarded in key times. We were able to slow their guards down... Dickey is the Big South Preseason Player of the Year so he's definitely a good player."

"Our first five games are potentially against teams in the NCAA Tournament. They've been where we are trying to go."

"They took the No. 1 seed Pitt down to the wire, so we knew we had to come out and play at a high level to get this win."

"When you're playing a smaller team they may not go above you but they'll get underneath you."

Richard Howell

"I feel like I was in the right place. Coach Gottfried is doing a tremendous job for us and I really thank him for coming into this situation and changing the way people are looking at NC State basketball. It's definitely a blessing to have him in our organization."

"All coach told us was to just play because we have to get through stuff like that, and that's what we did."

"He's a good controller. He has control of the game, and he is real quick with the game."

"I feel like coach Gottfried is putting in position where i can show my versatility. A lot of people don't know that I can handle the ball... not just me but Calvin also... Calvin, WOW. I don't think I've ever called him like that. C.J. as well... coach Gottfried is putting us in a wonderful situation."


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