Coach Leonard Hamilton Post Game Quotes

FSU Men's Basketball Head Coach comments after his team's 65-51 upset win against the University of Florida.

On Jason Rich

I thought Jason was coming off some sub-par performances, but I thought he realized that to come into here against a team that is playing very well, he had to play up to his fullest potential. Jason, I thought did a nice job stepping up and playing a complete game. He set the tone for the other guys.

I thought the entire team played with a sense of urgency. They have not been playing the way we can play and tonight it all came together.

Shutting down Speights

Speights getting into some early foul trouble was the game changer. He wasn¹t able to get into the flow and he¹s a lot to handle on the block. Him getting some early fouls made the biggest difference in the game.

On going inside on offense

We realized that if we were going to be successful as a team we were going to need to have more of a balance. I think our guys made an attempt to attack the basket, some off the dribble and some off the pass.

Anytime you play a team as talented and well coached as Florida you have to be at the top of your game to be successful. I thought it brought the best out of us tonight.

On UF/FSU rivalry

This was a very important game for us. They are nationally ranked and don¹t lose many games at home. Plus the fact that it is Florida-Florida State has something to do with the intensity, but we just needed the win regardless of who we played. We needed to go out and play the way we are capable of playing.

On Rebounding

We have not been very consistent rebounding. We¹re more than capable and I think it¹s been a matter of concentration and focus. Tonight we did challenge our players and I think we had the focus.

On 3-point shooting

They had some good looks that didn¹t go down. In the first half we did a much better job of contesting shots. We¹ve had several games where we didn¹t shoot the ball well from the outside so we knew we had to have an inside game.

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