VIDEO: Postgame Interviews

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State's Mark Gottfried, Richard Howell, and Scott Wood talk about the win over Wake Forest.



"It was nice to see him play well. That was good."

"We all want to win, but one of the joys is watching guys develop and build relationships with your players... just watching both them develop their games. I think they both had unbelievable senior years. They've got better, they've improved."

"It was very rewarding for me with those two guys because they epitomize what you want in a basketball player in that they are tremendously unselfish. Their motive is to win, and the individual things that are going to come for them, they trust that if they just try to win those things will come later. Not all players are like that. Those guys have done it the right way. I'm very proud of both those two."

"I've watched Richard change physically, emotionally... he's grown up. He's a good guy. When I first got here he was moody, you had to kind of break through this wall to get him to trust you, but again that's a part of the reward for college coaches."

"We need to play our best basketball. That's what we need to be worried about. We need to play our best basketball this time of the year. Our mindset is to break this tape down, talk about the things we've done well... go to practice tomorrow and see if we can inch forward just a little bit. That's what we're trying to do."

"We've still got another game to play, but barring that stretch in the middle... I watch the tape yesterday, us against North Carolina here, and it says we're ranked 17th in the country and we're up 28. Then we go to Virginia and Lorenzo gets hurt and we lose. We play Miami and we lose. We go to Duke and we lose. We got wiped off the grid after that... for the most part, as far as the top 25 and all that."

"We've done a nice job at home. We've just got to finish strong."

"Take Michigan, who we played... if they had a three-game stretch in the middle there where they lose Trey Burke for three games. In that three games, lets say they had to play at Indiana, Michigan State at home, and at Wisconsin, which would be the equivalent of Virginia on the road, Miami, and Duke. That's kind of what happened with us, it was the perfect storm... the injury and the three losses."

"But we discovered Tyler Lewis was ready to play and our team gained confidence in him, which was great, the players did."

"Our guys have stayed with it, kept grinding out in practice what we wanted to work on, and now we have to go to Florida State and try to keep it going."

"I think we're getting better. I think we're a different team when we defend well."

"That's the goal for us. We've got to become a really good defensive team."



"It was tough. I've been through my ups and downs in the PNC Arena. It's been a blast and I'm sad to see it end, but I'm excited for the next step."

"I definitely got close, when I came off the court for the last time. Everybody was calling my name."

"I was frustrated. I just needed to get out the jitters though."

"We wanted to get revenge. We feel like they got away with one over there. We wanted to prove it."

"We're going to go out here and play hard from start to finish."

"I was just missing shots."

"I feel like I did the little things... we came out with the win."

"We wanted to pick up the defensive intensity."

"Scott Wood is a character. You don't meet somebody like Scott Wood everyday. I've been blessed to play with somebody like him. I wish him well."

"You've got to come together as one unit and that's something we're focusing on.

"Any day it can be over and that's something we don't want right now."



"I'm glad we won, that's the main thing. I think it's more of an emotional thing for my mom, my dad, and my family.""

"I'm sure when I look back on it, I'm going to miss playing in this arena... all the great fans, all the good moments."

"I'm just glad we went out with the win."

"We knew they scored 51 points on us in a half and we weren't going to let that happen again."

"We've just got to do a better job of stepping on their throat and making sure we can finish the game."

"I got a little emotional driving over to the gym this morning, but I'm going to be alright. I don't think I'm going to cry myself to sleep."

"Obviously we would like it, that's just one less chance to get knocked out of the ACC Tournament, but I think it's all about momentum."

"We just have to continue what we're doing and get that win in Tallahassee."

"This is when you want to play your best basketball."


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