Hamilton should be teaching the Seminoles to never give up


Did you hear about the team that rallied from four points down with only 13 seconds left to earn a spot in the Final Four? Of course you didn’t.

Because Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton decided it wasn’t worth the effort to keep trying to win the game until the final whistle.
Trailing Michigan by four, FSU’s PJ Savoy missed a 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining. Michigan got the rebound and the Seminoles decided to concede the game.

Afterward, Hamilton appeared shocked that CBS reporter Dana Jacobson would even ask about the final seconds. “What are you talking about? The game was over,” was his terse response.
Hamilton must not remember a game in his own conference this year when Virginia scored six points in the final six seconds to beat Louisville by one point.

As bad as the game strategy was, Hamilton’s reaction was even worse. He’s a major college coach and he really thought a four-point deficit with 13 seconds left was a lost cause?

Hamilton needs to Tighten Up.

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Stephen Root