Locker Room Report: Wolfpack Players

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Several NC State players met with the media to discuss the loss to North Carolina.

"It was really... he was playing the game, and he's done it so many times this season."

"I wasn't expecting him to slow down, and he didn't... he played a great game."

"We just gave one away, I'd say.  We didn't come out and play our game."

"We practice so hard and we go over film, stuff like that... for us to come out and play the way we did today, get away from it... it's heart-breaking."

"I see where coach Gottfried is coming from when he gets mad at us about it."

"We struggled to score today. We missed some shots we normally make."

"We got a little stagnant on offense, that's the story."

"Our energy didn't decrease, Cat started really hot; that's what pushed us over the edge."

"We needed a balanced attack."

"It's a tricky one because he's such a great player and you want him to be able to score and do his thing.  It's going to take a whole team to win, that's everything.  Against Clemson everybody stepped up and we got a big win.  Today we needed one of those games."

"It's about being mentally ready and ready for the attack... be ready to slow them down."

"We were playing against a set defense for most of the game."

"He's a great player, and he got a lot of second-chance opportunities... they hit him in his areas... he played well."

"I think they made me take some tougher shots, but they still weren't going in."

"I still was making shots here and there, I just wasn't as efficient as at the beginning of the game."

"It's one of those days... I think their bigs played well. They rebounded the ball."

"It's a mental thing. You're going to have nights like this where stuff doesn't go your way.  You can't dwell on it.  You need to get back in the gym."

"I didn't know they went small."

"It's tough coming out that hot and they switch their defense up to try to make me stop making shots."

"It's difficult being the guy other teams are locking on."

"Other teams try to get the ball out of my hands and try to make other guys make plays... not to say our guys can't, but that's what they want to do."


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