UNC-FSU: Hamilton Press Conference

On Carolina's Rally...

"I thought they got about four or five uncontested jumpshots. We were not playing very good defense. I was surprised that they shot as well as they did."

On Florida St.'s going inside on offense...

"We knew they would put a lot of pressure on us, and obviously with Trevor [Harvey] playing subpar, we tried to get to the foul line by driving to the basket and attacking the inside, but this game started to look like a lot of other games. We just couldn't figure out a way to do it."

On Anthony Richardson...

"We just felt that with Pickett out, he's our second-leading scorer and with his quickness and athleticism, we thought he could do some things around the basket."

On Benson Callier...

"We really didn't have much choice. We were in foul trouble. They were going with a smaller lineup, so in order to defend them, we went a little smaller. Benson's pretty athletic, and he's been improving. I told him prior to the game that we were going to be using him and he would need to be productive. Today was his opportunity and he came through for us. Unfortunately, it won't be very meaningful to him since we came up short."

On the end of the game...

"I'd have to go back and look at the film. I don't think it would be appropriate for me to comment on that now. I just find it discouraging that in the last four or five games, our competition has been able to shoot last-second free throws. I think the statistics speak for themselves. It's almost like we've been running drills on how to foul. Maybe I'll do a video. Some coaches do videos on how to shoot free throws. I could do one on how to foul."

On his team...

"I think our guys played very hard and focused. They never really got discouraged and this was a great crowd today. That is what tradition will do for you."


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