TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton says he wishes he “could have done better” in making postgame comments during an awkward exchange with a reporter following the Seminoles’ Elite Eight loss to Michigan.
In a statement posted on the program’s Twitter account Sunday, Hamilton said he was “impacted” by the emotions as he answered questions from reporter Dana Jacobson following the 58-54 loss Saturday.
Jacobson had asked why his Seminoles didn’t foul after Michigan’s Duncan Robinson grabbed a defensive rebound with Michigan up 4 and just 11 seconds remaining, allowing the clock to run out.
Hamilton was immediately defensive and dodged Jacobson’s question for a while before getting around to an answer, though he almost walked off before returning.
Hamilton said Sunday Jacobson was “doing her job” in asking the questions.
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