"North Carolina State made some very good adjustments since the last time we played. They were extremely savvy at penetrating and getting (Ilian) Evtimov a lot more involved early. Unfortunately for us, they hit those early looks. Once again, we dug a hole for ourselves. It was very difficult for us to dig out. They did a very good job with their sagging man-to-man. We had become so accustomed to so many teams in our league pressing us. It seemed that sagging man-to-man made us very tentative. To their credit, they did a very good job defending and creating a great deal of indecision for our youngsters." -- Leonard Hamilton
"They came out at the beginning of the game and really jumped on us. We did not get into an offensive rhythm. We were not sticking to our defensive principles and gave them a lot of open shots. We made a surge at the end, but it was too little, too late." -- Anthony Richardson
"They got out to a good start and were knocking down a lot of shots. We could not get any energy on either side of the floor. We were not doing much on offense and got away from what we had planned. In the second half we made a couple of adjustments and came back. Coach made some changes and got some guys in the game that brought us back." -- Adam Waleskowski
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