Locker Room Report: Sidney Lowe

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Sidney Lowe met the media following the loss to Virginia.

Sidney Lowe

"We went man and we went zone. I told our wing guys in the zone to push out on their guys. Sometimes they would shoot in our face. If you have good guards, you'll win in this conference, you'll win college basketball games, and they have good guards."

"They felt us coming back and our momentum building. They got more aggressive and made big plays. That is experience, knowing when to take over and get the game back."

"We normally get a lot of shots inside, but we weren't able to execute plays tonight, and we missed a lot inside. We couldn't get easy baskets and they kept knocking the ball down."

"We had poor shot selection, especially when we made some stops. You've got to be patient and you've got to be smart. I kept telling the guys you have to turn down bad shots to get good ones. You have to get a good look at it. It's something we're working on."

"It was great to have Engin [Atsur] out there and allow the guys to play their natural positions. He's a little rusty and I didn't want him to do too much, because when you do too much you end up making yourself look bad. With Gavin [Grant] not starting, it was a decision I made. I wasn't pleased with his defensive effort in previous games, and I wanted us to come out with a strong defense at first. When he came off the bench, he played good defense and proved he wanted to play."


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