Locker Room Report: Wolfpack Players

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Trevor Lacey, Cat Barber, and Ralston Turner met with the media after the win over North Carolina.

Cat Barber

"Stuff can happen that you don't expect to happen."

"It helped me to learn... life is too short. Everyday you just have to cherish it."

"I think the way we're playing right now, it's kind of scary. I know teams are like what in the world is NC State doing right now?"

"We're going to go in the gym and practice hard. We come out everyday and give it our all."

"If we play defense all 40 minutes it's going to be tough for the other team to win."

"Just helping each other through each play, that's been great. It helps us get some offense going."

"We got tired of him hitting big shots on us. Two years ago he hit that layup, that hurt us and when he was in our gym this year he hurt us."

"Coach told me to guard him. I know I'm a great defensive player so I said, 'I got him. I'm going to guard him, and I'm going to hold him.' That's what I did."

"I took it to the heart like I'm going to come in here and stop you... I'm going to do whatever I can to help my team win."

Trevor Lacey

"We defended. We made them shoot tough shots... what we've been preaching all year against every team."

"We've seen that if you play good defense you have a good shot of winning."

"We did the same thing we did in PNC. If he's making shots or not, that's how it goes... make him make tough shots. Cat did a great job on him."

"We're just trying to win every game. It doesn't matter. We have Boston College on Saturday and we're going to bring the same mentality."

"We just got over the hump and figured out how to win."

"Defensively and rebounding has been what we've really been focusing on because we know our offense is going to come."

"We knew they would make a run and they are a good team and that's what good teams do."

"Dez got to the free throw line and settled us down."

"We came in knowing we wanted to win and we felt like we could win this game."

Ralston Turner

"Definitely, I understand how special it is, especially with it being so long since we've won here and it's a rival."

"As sweet as it is, we still have three more tough games left... we have to be in control of our situation."

"I think we learned a lot from that one. After that game we were on a big high."

"I think the lesson from that is you have to... be ready to play."

"Coach talked about picking our defense back up... the main thing for us, we kind of got a few stops and made a few shots."

"It feels great. A road win against your rival, I think that's always sweet."

"We can't hang on this win... we have to move forward."

"I'm not sure about the numbers... we executed the gameplan. Coach Gottfried had a great gameplan for us."

"It was a lot of that. Coach Gottfried kept saying to know how you're guarding. It was a big part to know who we're guarding."

"Paige has always been great so that was in the back of our minds to not let him get loose again."


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