Locker Room Report: Mark Gottfried

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Mark Gottfried met with the media following the Wolfpack's loss to North Carolina in overtime.

Mark Gottfried

"Congratulations to North Carolina. I thought they stepped up and made couple of big plays—just one more play than we did.

"I am extremely proud of our team. I loved our effort and competitiveness."

"I look out there and although I am really disappointed, I love our future."

"I am hurting for our guys right now. They laid it on the line and gave everything they could give."

"Paige made a great play, made a great shot. He had to put the ball high off the glass."

"It's a hard one to take but you have to bounce back and be ready to go for your next game."

"We've had a couple of near-misses that have been gut-wrenching. This one, up at Syracuse... you're right there. I've had teams where all those may go your way... then you have some other times where they make the shot, they make one more play."

"T.J. was sensational, just absolutely sensational."

"Ralston made some big shots... you can go through the whole lineup."

"Just a tough one, a tough one to walk out of here tonight."

"With 1.5 on the clock he stepped up there and made two foul shots. He was as cool as a cat. He made so many great plays. It was unbelievable."

"That was something. Paige, he had one more chance with it, but to watch those two guys go at it like they did... that was spectacular basketball by those guys."

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