Locker Room Report: Mark Gottfried

DURHAM, N.C. -- NC State coach Mark Gottfried met with the media following the Pack's loss to Duke on Saturday afternoon.

Mark Gottfried

"I think Duke was terrific. You've got to give them credit. I think the way Mike (Krzyzewski) used their depth and their pressure defense affected our inexperience and our short bench. We turned it over too many times. That was the biggest difference in the game. We have to learn how to handle pressure.They did a nice job of keeping the heat on us all day."

"I thought T.J. played hard, he competed hard. They did a good job of keeping fresh bodies on him and denying him the ball. They made it hard for him to catch it first, prior to doing anything else. But I thought he really competed hard for his team."

"(Freeman) sprained his ankle (Friday) pretty bad. The difficult thing for our team is we have got a quick turnaround game come Monday night. It is not the ideal time to have somebody have a sprained ankle. It is one of those things. We've got to overcome it."

"I thought the turnovers, the fact that they turned most of the turnovers into points was the difference in the game. I think the first half, if you look at it I think they had 16 baskets and we had 14, but a number of those were threes and most of those were off of turnovers--our turnovers. That was the name of the game."


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