Locker Room Report: Wolfpack Players

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

Deshawn Painter

"[Shooting the ball] is a side of my game I haven't gotten to showcase but coach lets me do it. I can do it but I haven't gotten the chance. I'm very thankful."

"It was one of the best feelings in the world, you get a big win like that, I was struggling in the beginning and then to hit that shot and help my team win that ball game -- it was just so glorifying."

"Oh man, I was like not another Florida repeat."

"They left me wide open so I took it with confidence, like I said, I just have to thank God for giving me the opportunity, put myself in that position to hit a big shot like that."

Lorenzo Brown

"Deshawn can knock that shot down. I have faith in all my players and he was open so I passed it to him."

"It shoes how deep we are as a team. A lot of people say we don't have a deep enough team this year but everybody on our team can play."

"I had to come out and play. I had an IV in my arm before the game, I had a stomach virus yesterday and I'm playing on a swollen ankle. I just had to come out and tough it out."

Richard Howell

"Coach Gottfried has been preaching all year that we no excuses."

"You definitely have to play [Princeton] honest because of how they back door you and they can shoot. All we had to do is be in the stance and we came away with the win."

"We're definitely improved and not just on the court, it's chemistry wise too. Just coming together. It's a lot of fun."

"They hit way too many open three-pointers but we came out in the second half and corrected it."

Alex Johnson

"My teammates and the coaches just told me to keep shooting. I've been putting in the work off the court and I came through with a big shot."

"Coach preaches every day in practice…we can't have any excuses. The next guy has to be ready to come in."

"Princeton is a really good team. They run their offense really well and we had to focus in a lot on defense and really come together on offense. Lorenzo did a great job of facilitating."

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