REACTION: Howell, Wood Talk NCAAs

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Seniors Scott Wood and Richard Howell met with the media after the NCAA announcement.

Scott Wood

"I'm just glad to be in. That's the main thing for us, to get in the tournament, and we'll see where we go from there. I know Temple's got some really good basketball players and they've had a very successful year. We'll get our scout down and prepare for them."

"You know, I'm going to have to win this game so I can get to them. Hopefully we can take care of business and that opportunity will be there."

"I don't know a lot about them. I know they're in the A-10. They're a good team, so I'm sure coach (Bobby) Lutz, coach Gottfried and the staff will get together and see what they're all about and we'll get ready."

"I'm going to go out on a limb and say they know that I'm a pretty good shooter. It's one of those things we're you've got to go out and execute your stuff. Everybody knows what you run, they watch film on you. You just have to cut hard and set screens."

"As far as the draw's concerned I'm fine with it. I think there's obviously some games that I think we could've won that could've improved our seed. At the same time, it is what it is and you've got to play ball and the end of the day."

"I'm extremely happy where me and Rich have left this place. I know it's going to be in good hands even when we're gone with coach Gottfried and who he's bringing in. Hopefully State can still be a powerhouse."

Richard Howell

"(On his health) I'm alright. I'm ready to start, get the tournament started. Good to see where we're going now. I'm just ready to play."

"I'm doing treatments so I'll be ready to play."

"It's a totally different feeling. It's a good feeling. Just to know that we have a lock in the tournament and seed is a good feeling. But, figuring out where you're going to play is a whole different story. We were predicted in California and all of this other stuff. But we're happy and we're just anxious to tell."

"There was no reason for anyone to sleep today. They called our name a lot quicker than last year."

"We've just got to do our homework and watch film. As soon as the thing was over coach started saying some things about them. We're going to start our homework early."

"I think that's a good thing about the tournament. Every team in the tournament is good so you can't prepare for everybody the same way."

"It is what it is. We've got to grind it out. We know what's at stake. We know this is our last go around. We're going to make it our best and go as far as we can."

"It's a great feeling, especially knowing the type of losses that we went through since we've been here. It's definitely a good feeling and I'm happy to be a part of it."

"It's a lot, just to experience us going to the Sweet 16 I think that gave a lot of people the chance to get inside of that environment. The big arenas, I won't think that'll affect us much. I think that last year definitely gives us a lot more experience."

"We just want to win the ball games. We're going to take it one step at a time. I don't want to sit here and say ‘oh we've got to make it to the Sweet 16' for our team to be a great season. We don't feel like we've had the best season but we feel like we can capitalize on it with the games that we've had. That's what we're going to do."

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