Season of Promise Ends Badly for Gottfried, N.C. State

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Season of Promise Ends Badly for Gottfried, N.C. State
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DAYTON, Ohio — The season that began with the highest of expectations and top-10 rankings ended with red eyes, slumped shoulders and little explanation. North Carolina State's season wasn't supposed to go like this. It wasn't supposed to end on the first Friday of the NCAA tournament, a round-of-64 loss to No. 9 seed Temple, 76-72. It wasn't supposed to end with the coach calling his players out for being immature at times this season and lacking focus defensively at others.

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