WATCH: Clemson player interviews after heartbreaking loss to NC State


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Clemson suffered another heartbreaking one-point loss to North Carolina State this season with Wednesday's 59-58 loss in the ACC Tournament.

Seniors Marquise Reed, Shelton Mitchell, and Elijah Thomas were available to the media following the game:

"We are just waiting to see what happens Sunday," Reed said. "We've done a lot to turn this into a basketball school over the last two years, and getting another bid would be huge in helping the culture turn this into a basketball school.”

“We have a great group of guys and a great group of young guys, and we are going to be ready for whatever happens next,” Thomas said. “We can't hold our heads; we just have to stay focused and stay ready for whatever's next on our agenda. I feel like we belong in the tournament, but at the end of the day you have to beat the best teams, and we haven't done that this year so it's not in our hands.”

“I think it was like everyone else's reaction at that time - we fought hard, and it just didn't go in our favor,” Mitchell said. “I don't know (what it does for the tourney chances) because I haven't listened to what everyone else was saying. We weren't paying attention to that. We were just trying to win the ACC Tournament.”

"Proud of the ways our guys fought and really disappointed the way the game ended," Brownell said. "Really disappointed in the way the game ended. Too much at stake for things to end like that."

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