POSTGAME: Abu, Dorn Discuss The Wake Loss

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State's Abdul-Malik Abu and Torin Dorn discuss the Wolfpack's loss to Wake Forest.

"We just wanted to go out there and try to wall up, make them make tough shots over us."

"They made some tough ones, but we have to do a better job of rebounding, taking away second-chance points, and limiting those turnovers."

"I was shooting it confidently and it was going."

"The same thing, just play hard, defensive principles, and follow coach's plan."

"They made some tough shots. We have to do a better job of taking are of the ball."

"Every team in the ACC is good. We're going into this game with the same focus that we do every game, to execute and follow the plan."

"It's a basketball game. We put ourselves in a position for it to be that point."

"Any loss is disheartening... this is one we can't dwell on. We have to keep looking forward."

"I feel like my team went out there and played with heart. We played hard to the end, that's all we can ask for."

"Young, talented group that wants to go and run up the score. We have to go out there with a defensive tenacity and play our game."

"I always have hope until there's no more time on the clock. We had some opportunities late and some things didn't go our way. That's a part of the game."

"We have to go out there and execute better, take care of the ball better, and the sky is the limit for us."

"We struggled at the free throw line and that's something that can make or break you... it hurt us today."

"It's a loss and in a league like this you just have to go forward... every loss feels terrible."

"It's frustrating. We feel like we had a chance to win this game."

"We're definitely disappointed, but we'll keep at it, regroup, and try to right this ship."

"All the losses are one loss, and I just think our resilience is going to have to show... we have to battle."

"We have a lot of different lineups and we went a lot with four guards early in the season... it gives us mismatches over some teams."

"It's definitely important for us to move the ball and get everybody involved. As long as we moved the ball, get everyone touches... we can score with anybody."

"Just having a short-term memory... "

"I believe it's the best league in America."

"Minor stuff... Wake Forest ran some great stuff, but I think we played hard and had some mental lapses."

"They didn't really score on our set defense, they got some offensive rebounds and points off turnovers."

"He's worked on his game. He's got a lot better since last year."

"We have to convert on the free throw line... myself, I'm the first one that needs to be better."

"I think I got in a rhythm today and just cleared my mind and played... free."

"I went to the State-Duke game last year... I'm really excited for the atmosphere."

"It is hard to rebound out of a zone, but I just think we have to hit people, get them out of the way, and really make a concerted effort to rebound."


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