Locker Room Report: Herb Sendek

Wolfpack Head Coach Herb Sendek met with the media following the Maryland win and here's a sampler of what he had to say.

NC State Head Coach Herb Sendek
On withstanding Maryland's comeback attempts:

"I thought in the first half we played as well as we have all season. We really put together a great 20 minutes of basketball at both ends of the floor. Maybe as difficult as anything tonight was when Maryland made its run, our guys' ability to hold tight and withstand that rally and increase the lead like we did once again when they cut it to 10. I think that took tremendous heart, as much heart as it did to play as well as they did the first 20 minutes."

On playing with a lead:
"I don't know if it's hard to play with a big lead, but Maryland is an outstanding basketball program, they're playing at home, it's not surprising that they made a run, and obviously our guys had to overcome the memory of last year's ACC Tournament game and that wasn't easy to do. That was there for us in addition to everything else, but it really started after the Virginia Tech game - that was a very hard loss for us earlier this week. It took everything we had to show back up and roll up our sleeves and get back to work."

On the play of Terrapin forward Nik Caner-Medley:
"The way Caner-Medley finished the game, I don't feel like we really held him. We tried different guys on him in the second half. He is clearly one of the best players in our conference. He is playing with great confidence. We were really aware of him coming into tonight. Even though we might have held him in check in the first half, we really had a struggle with him in the second half."

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