Locker Room Report: Wolfpack Players

DURHAM, N.C. -- Brandon Costner, Ben McCauley, and Courtney Fells met with the media following NC State's loss to Duke.

Brandon Costner

"We let them take us out of what we wanted to do and that was the difference in the game."

"It's just another one of those games where we had the game in hand."

"At some point we're going to have to learn from it. You can't do anything but repetition."

"Of course. We had the #2 team in the country down in their own gym and we probably won about 34 minutes of the game, but the game is 40 minutes."

Ben McCauley

"We had them where we wanted them. Guys were playing tremendous basketball... the guys that came off the bench played really well for us."

"I think our intensity kind of dropped a little bit. Why? I don't know."

"They made big shots and we weren't concentrating well enough."

"When you don't concentrate against Duke they are going to make you pay for it."

Courtney Fells

"We started to move away from our gameplan."

"We just broke down mentally. We didn't do what we were supposed to do. We didn't do the things we did in the first half when they shot 29%."

"We played a complete 33 minutes, but the last seven minutes we didn't stay with what we came into the game planning to do and that's what hurt us down the stretch."


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