VIDEO: Pack Players React To Loss

ST. LOUIS, MO -- Several NC State players met with the media following the Pack's loss to Kansas.

"We just got to get in the gym and work a little bit harder. We want to win. We want rings really."

"It's a very positive outlook. We made it to the Sweet Sixteen and it came down to a last-second shot. It's tough but we've just got to get back in the gym and work hard."

"Coach Gottfried came in and turned this thing around."

"He told us to stay together and love each other."

"Definitely, I can't wait for the young guys to get in next year."

"NC State, we're back actually. We've got some great guys coming in next year. We've got to wait and see what happens."

"That's for him to decide. Hopefully he does, if he doesn't, I'm proud of him. He had a great year this year, and he did what I knew he could do."

"You look back on what you accomplished."

"We played very good basketball. That's about all you can do. We fought for all that we got."

"I'm proud to say I'm a NC State basketball alum."

"We set a standard... it's time for the young guys and the guys we've got coming in to reach that standard and surpass it. We got to the Sweet 16, we're trying to get back to the Final Four and national championships."

"It definitely hurts."

"Most of us have a year or two to come back but it's gone for [the seniors] now."

"This loss, it hurts, it really does."

"We never hung our heads. We felt like that was their run and it was time to make our run."

"We definitely had chances to take the lead and tie the game up."

"I feel like the sky is the limit for us. We have a lot of pieces coming back... this summer is definitely going to be huge for us. We're going to get in the gym."

"We know what it takes to get here. Obviously we lost but hopefully we can do better next year."

"No man that's up to C.J. That's what he is going to talk about with his family."

"We didn't get it done, we just fell short."

"I just think next year we're going to be really good."

"You have to really come together and that's what we did. With the recruits we have coming in and the same team pretty much we'll be real talented and good. We've just got to bond early."

"Basketball is a game of runs."

"We really started playing our best basketball towards the end of the season."

"We played well, we played our hearts out."

"We feel like we had our opportunities. We've got a lot of talent coming back and a lot of talent coming in."

"I hope so. We've got some good recruits coming in and if we can continue to go even further that can be a shining spot for more recruits hopefully."

"I knew that we had the talent to be in the NCAA Tournament... we came together and coach Gottfried and his staff did a tremendous job with us."

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