AUDIO: Gottfried Ready For ACC Opener

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State's Mark Gottfried met with the media to discuss the ACC opener against Wake Forest.

Mark Gottfried

"It's really early and I think most teams if they play a conference team this early they know we're probably not the same team we're going to be in a couple of months."

"It's very important because all 18 conference games are worth a lot. We have to make sure we're ready to play."

"We'd like to be more seasoned before playing a game that has this much impact, but it's the way the schedule worked out."

"We're going to play out. Hopefully we find a way to come out on top."

"We're still learning a lot about who we are."

"You just have to go play. I think our guys are going to be really excited about playing."

"We still have a long way to go and we're trying to figure out who should play, how we should play."

"We played in a tough environment."

"There's a lot to be learned from that."

"Codi Miller-McIntyre and Devin Thomas have both been really good against us in the past."

"It's more about their personnel right now."

"He was humble and started at the bottom of the rung at Kansas and worked his way up."

"Kyle is going to be aggressive offensively whether he starts or comes off the bench."

"It's nice to have somebody that has that mentality, to try and get baskets for your team."

"We're going to take each game one at a time."

"Our guys understand that pretty well."

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