Locker Room Report: Mark Gottfried

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Mark Gottfried met with the media following the win over South Florida.

Mark Gottfried

"My first thought is we're always happy to win, but we need to play a lot better than we did today."

"Sometimes if you make foul shots the game just kind of ends a little easier."

"That was disappointing that we didn't make more foul shots."

"Trevor and Ralston combined to go 2-of-11 [from 3]. I hope that doesn't happen very often. I don't think it will."

"We've got to do a better job of attacking the zone."

"They are a tough team to play. They spread the floor and use their quickness."

"Leaners, floaters, tear-drops, high-arcing shots... they made some tough ones. You have to give those guys credit."

"They came in here and played really well."

"We've got to defend them the length of the floor... up three."

"There is a lot of things you can learn and take away."

"I never thought about it during the game, but now that you brought it up... we shoot so many foul shots."

"I need to keep doing some creative things in practice to build some pressure situations [for foul shots]."

"When you keep missing foul shots it keeps giving the other team life."

"Trevor helps our team in so many ways because he's older, but he's really a smart basketball player. He understands.. he's a coach on the floor."

"He's got that coach's mentality as a player, which really helps."

"We need those guys to play like upperclassmen."

"Those four guys are different. The one thing Kyle can do is make some baskets."

"I like the fact that although Kyle didn't play for a long stretch he came in prepared mentally."

"I noticed... I'm not knocking anybody in our league. We're all vulnerable. As a league, we all have to do well. We have to hold up our end of the bargain."

"It's going to be a great basketball league."

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