Locker Room Report: Mark Gottfried

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Mark Gottfried met with the media following the 82-79 win over Detroit.

Mark Gottfried

"It is always much better to win than to lose, so we like winning. That was good."

"I do think we have to get a lot better. There are a lot of ways to look at the game. We had a nice 13, 15-point lead."

"They made some tough shots, big shots, but I don't think we guarded them nearly as well as we could have late in the game. We didn't get stops late down the stretch. They are a pretty crafty team."

"We score 82 points and we turn it over 15 times and we miss 11 foul shots. We have got to be a better foul shooting team and secure the ball better. We (could have) scored 90 in this game."

"We made 10 (3-pointers) today, which is great for our team. We had a lot of time this week to work on some things, which was nice. I think with our perimeter players there is a sense of pride."

"I thought our guys took it as a challenge this week. If (teams) are going zone us we have got to jump up a make some shots. Ralston gave us a great lift. We moved the ball better today."

"It (the Heritage Game in Reynolds Coliseum) has been a really good thing for us. The fans here tonight made it a lot of fun to play here tonight. The enthusiasm was great. We'll look at it from year-to-year. With the renovations it will be a little different so we'll see."

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