Locker Room Report: Wolfpack Players

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State players met with the media following the Wolfpack's win over Stetson.

Ilian Evtimov (1:14)

"Gavin had a lot of assists finding people."

"We were prepared for their zone. We knew they were going to play zone most of the time and we emphasized bring the ball in the middle."

"We knocked down some shots and we just played together. Guys found each other and we were patient. I think it was a good team effort."

"When people are looking for each other it is very easy to feel comfortable and get in that flow."

Gavin Grant (1:28)

"I don't think point guard has a lot to do with passing. Anyone can hit an open man. That's what I did tonight. I didn't do anything special."

"I think we shot the ball pretty well."

"Ilian was just shooting lights out tonight. He started out just like he did last year."

"All I had to do was get in the middle and look for what was open. If nobody was open I would try and finish myself."

Engin Atsur (2:07)

"I think the key was they had a spread out zone and we were pretty patient, except for the first two or three minutes."

"We've got great shooters on this team. Guys just made shots tonight."

"He talked about defense. They ran and got open threes. We kind of lost focus in the beginning of the second half. We didn't want to start the second half like the first half, but we couldn't do that. That's one thing we have to work on. After that timeout we focused on defense and didn't give them those open looks."

"He hit two threes and had a couple of deflections... he gave a great spark. That's his first game, and he did a great job. He looked great and he's going to keep helping his teammates."

Tony Bethel (1:08)

"I was looking to get guys open and apply some ball pressure. That's what I did and we got a spark. I happened to be open for a couple of threes and knocked them down."

"We've got such great shooters, it's easy for us to attack the zone."

"He said what coaches are suppose to say. He got us riled up and we came back out playing. We just had a slip up, and they got some early threes."

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