Gottfried: "It Was A Good Win"

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Mark Gottfried met with the media following the win over Boston College.

Mark Gottfried

"I think it was a good win. I thought our team played pretty well in a lot of different areas."

"Offensively we really shared the ball, very unselfish game offensively for our guys, so nice win for our team."

"It's an area where we have to improve. If we can get committed, stay committed, and focus on being a better defensive and rebounding team."

"I like that our guys were down in a stance, communicating, talking, moving... this is a tricky team to guard with some of that. They do a nice job with some of their stuff."

"What I liked about Rodney is he started a lot of games and then we changed the lineup. That's not a fun thing to do when you're that guy, and he's responded in a positive way. He's practiced really hard."

"It's kind of how life works. When you work hard like he has good things start to happen for you. I think he did a really nice job tonight and gave us a lot of energy. I was happy for him for that."

"It would take you a couple of days, have your feelings hurt... it's tough. I think he's come back. He's had a great attitude in practice, he's worked really hard in practice, and then all of a sudden... you play well."

"I thought he was good. I thought he was unselfish, he passed the ball, he rebounded."

"We had one two games ago against Florida State. We've won four out of five. The sky's not falling, we're still swinging. I think our guys have some confidence... we have won four out of five, and I think our guys are excited about trying to finish the year really well. That's something they want."

"We just need to keep getting better, like I mentioned earlier."

"Calvin, I thought he was good. It was a game where some other guys were scoring the ball, and he was very unselfish. He played pretty good defense, so he did a good job."

"He actually told me his ankle was really hurting him there. Once we got a comfortable lead and Tyler was playing well there really wasn't a need to put him back in."

"We just have to make sure we try and do everything to get him to 100%."

"That's important for us to get him healthy. We've got to get him there."

"Here's the deal, we're 20-8. We played three games without Lorenzo, maybe we could have won a couple of those, who knows? Maybe not. We're probably not where we want to be, but we're still in a good position... we'll see. We'll save the grade for later. I'm not ready to grade us yet."

"He hung in there with it. He got the first one blocked, got it back and made a big shot."

"I think there is a lot of even teams. On a given night, boy, that's what makes college basketball fun and it's what is going to make the tournament amazing."

"There are a lot of teams around the country, and we're one of them, that can play with anybody."


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