Locker Room Report: Wolfpack Players

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Several NC State players met with the media after the win over Clemson.

"We came in with the same mentality that we always have, to try and get as many second-chance buckets as we can."

"Just staying aggressive... my teammates passing the ball. We made a lot of extra passes in the paint and got easy buckets. Just being unselfish led to highlights, and everybody enjoyed it."

"I had to shoot at least one, I told myself.  I'm not going to leave the game without shooting at least one.  Games like Virginia, they happen. They double-team really hard and I tried to get my teammates involved."

"Everybody has faith in me to go out there and produce."

"Teams know how gifted and talented Cat Barber is and they are packing it in. They know he likes to penetrate and finish around the rim. We have to spread the ball out a little more and make it easier for him."

"They were scoring and if they miss we're trying to get the rebound and score again.  I always tell Maverick to keep his confidence and Caleb to keep his confidence."

"We're grateful that we were still in the game."

"On nights where he can't do everything like he usually does, other people have to step up, and I feel like Maverick and Caleb both stepped up."

"It felt good to bounce back from the Virginia game and get the win as a team."

"We were rebounding the ball well and got the win at the end."

"We have a lot of guys who can score the ball... other guys had to step up. Caleb came out in the first half and played well, Malik played well."

"Anytime you see shots go down it's a good feeling."

"It's nice to take some weight off his shoulders sometimes... just play as a team, play team ball and get the win."

"Being 6'7 and the other guy being 6'0 or whatever I can just shoot over him."

"We just told him to play hard and it would eventually end. At the end of the day we got the win and that's all that matters."

"He's pretty happy right now with the win."

"I said if I make the next one I'll do the bow and arrow."

"I believe so. If we keep playing hard... I do believe we can make the tournament."

"Whoever is on or whoever is in a good rhtyhm to shoot it.  It's the same thing with Mav in the second half."

"I think a lot of people stepped up today."

"It shows how many people are actually involved in this. Cat averages a lot of points and everybody knows he can do it."

"We all know we have to do our part and sometimes do more than others."

"I think we do a pretty good job of backing each other up."

"Not at all... we could care less who gets the credit.  Cat is a phenominal player.  He deserves all the credit that he's getting. He plays very well each and every night. It's a rare night he plays like this.  He's the main thing on everybody's scouting report. He's getting doubled every night and he's still getting 30. That shows how good of a scorer and player he is."

"That's what we did tonight."

"It's another game where we'll come out and play hard."

"We were able to finish and hit big shots."

"They are one of the best defensive teams in the country... that kind of stuff isn't going to get us down, no matter what our record is. We'll always come out and play."

"I don't know... everytime I turned around Maverick hit a shot in the second half. I may have to give it to Maverick for real."

"If we could do that every game that would be nice."

"I have to do something, I'm not a good junk-talker, let me just do the arrows."


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