Locker Room Report: Wolfpack Players

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Several NC State players met with the media following the loss to Cincinnati.

Cat Barber

"The second time it's not going to be that easy to come back and win a basketball game."

"It shouldn't have got to that point."

"They press helped them a lot throughout... they got the big lead... we were playing catch-up the whole game."

"They were still getting scores."

"I feel like teams press us to get the ball out of my hands... today I saw it when I was in the game."

"I'm going to see it throughout the year. We just have to adjust to it."

"I don't think we're concerned. We just have to come out and do a better job."

"If we play like we do the second half I don't think we should have any worries."

"We need to focus more."

Kyle Washington

"They were physical, but that didn't bother us."

"We didn't play hard enough. We have to play hard... we have to come out with intensity."

"I had some defensive breakdowns, everybody had some defensive breakdowns. I'm going to watch film and get better."

"We have to make a decision, really."

"It's concerning, but it's good that we know what the problem is. If we didn't know what the problem was and why we're losing some of the games we have then it would be even more difficult."

"Everybody has to lead by example and sometimes it's better to just do it and show it than talk about it."

"We have to be one mind."

"We have to have one goal out there... that's trying to win."

"We'll see it... I threw a ball away, that's very uncharacteristic of myself."

"We need to learn how to pass out the press and not dribble as much, but we'll be fine. We just have to go back to the drawing board a little bit."

"We have some warriors in there, but we'll be alright."

Trevor Lacey

"They played good defense."

"It's just been two games... if it happens in the Pitt game and the Virginia game... I don't think it's a problem."

"They didn't even pressure us really, it was just to slow us down and work the shotclock. We had some bonehead mistakes, like grade school mistakes. Other than that, that really didn't bother us."

"It's just a game, it comes with the game. Some games we'll come out there and make awesome plays... it's just basketball. It's going to be like that some games."

"We know we let this one slip away.We have to come back against Pitt and come back with better energy."

"We were stagnant offensively. We never really attacked until it was probably too late."

"We just could never get over the hump."

"We really didn't have too many angles to drive."

"It just didn't go well for us."

"I don't think we have problems with them trapping us. We were rushing for no reason."


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