VIDEO: Postgame Interviews
This story originally published on

Pack Pride
Posted Feb 20, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Mark Gottfried, C.J. Leslie, and Scott Wood talk about the win over Florida State.

"You always want your team to be playing its best basketball in February and March."

"Hopefully we can continue to play well."

"Florida State is really good at turning the corner on ball screens and getting in the paint. We started switching those to try and keep them out of the paint."

"Defensively I thought we took a step forward tonight."

"I do think at times our team relies on Richard to just go get them all... we have to be a team where everyone gets involved in the rebounding department."

"I thought T.J. was excellent. He obviously responded in a very positive way... I was proud of him. Sometimes freshmen are up and down and he got an opportunity to step into the lineup tonight and I thought he took advantage of it."

"Rodney hasn't played as well lately, and I need Rodney to play at his best and Tyler to be at his best and T.J. to be at his best. I felt like our team needed something different in there right now.

"I told those freshmen all year long that for our team to be great, all three of you need to play well."

"He did, and that's what he needs to do."

"I thought our guys were just really ready to play. The last couple of days we had a lot of energy in practice."

"Our effort has been really good, our effort tonight was good, our enthusiasm was good, our energy was good. We had 84 points with 14 turnovers. If we don't turn the ball over that 84 might be 94."

"We all know he can score the ball. He's a real good player for us and stepped up. We know he's capable of that."

"They are a good team, they are well-coached, and we'll see them again."

"He's a good player, and he' going to have a real bright future."

"Florida State is always one of the best defensive teams in the nation. To score a lot of points against them, that's real tough."

"We're starting to play a little bit better... the main thing is to keep getting wins."

"The people that are playing well on the defensive end and making smart plays on offense are going to get the minutes. I think that's what coach Gottfried is looking for, great effort, great enthusiasm. That's what he wants."

"It was a good opportunity for us to run."

"I didn't think it was going to be that high."

"They have great athletes and they are very tall."

"That's one of the problems we have to fix, one of the problems we've had, we didn't play 40 minutes of defense."

"We knew they were going to be physical, but we wanted to go after every rebound hard."

Related Stories
NOTES: Warren On Fire
 -by  Feb 20, 2013
Observations from the Game: Florida State
 -by  Feb 20, 2013
VIDEO: Leslie's Trio of Dunks
 -by  Feb 20, 2013

Get CUTigers The Magazine!
Last Issue:

Football Preview
The 64-page, glossy magazine includes top-notch features, analysis and fantastic photos. (Online subscribers: upgrade today!)

Order Now!

Newsstand Locations
Current Issue:

2011 Rewind

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of CUTigers Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Basketball > NC State
[View My HotList]