AUDIO: Pack Players Talk Duke

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Several NC State players met with the media today to discuss the upcoming game against Duke.

Richard Howell

"It's very important for us to do the backdoors and all the other pressure releases they are going to give us tomorrow."

"We know we are going to get a lot of pressure so we're doing a lot of things that can counter that."

"Whatever game we want to play we're going to try and make them play."

"We're going to go as hard as possible."

Lorenzo Brown and Scott Wood

"These last six games are very important for us. We're definitely trying to make the tournament this year and to get there we've got to win these games. At least, I'm going to say five out of the six. That's our goal right now."

"Playing harder than them. Carolina beat us, they played harder than us that game... we can't let it happen."

"We've got to play smart basketball, not turning the ball over at key moments of the game. Then boxing them out and taking away their 3-point shot."

"Coach said they took I think 93 3-pointers in the last three games? I guess they live by it, so we've got to take that away from them."

"They are going to count on us guards to rebound better because of the long rebounds."

C.J. Leslie

"I didn't make that trip [last year]. I wasn't there for that game. I'm definitely looking forward to going over there and playing."

"When they came here we played a pretty good game. We could have made some better choices and did some things different."

"I'm just looking forward to going over there and getting a win and help us make history over here."

"It's been a long time, it's been a real long time. 1995, that's what I was told."

"The last time we went over there and got a win was 1995, so... I was four. [Laughing] I was jumping up-and-down."

"We really haven't talked much about the last three games. He's big on just one game at a time. We haven't talked about that, but I am aware of who we play."

C.J. Williams

"Basketball is our life, but sometimes you need a break from that to just relax and enjoy your life so he gave us a couple of days off to get our legs under us physically, and we got right back at it on Monday."

"My shoulder is fine, and my back is fine."

"We have to win out, that is how we feel. We don't ever want to lose."

"We're just focused on our games."

"You can't guard them behind the line. You have to put your heels on the 3-point line and be above instead of below it."

"We have to contest and be able to get back."

"Duke is a great team and they've got a great coach obviously... we feel like we can come in and compete, steal one from them in Cameron."


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