TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) As Leonard Hamilton begins his 20th season at Florida State, he has elevated the program from one of the worst in the Atlantic Coast Conference to one of the league's top men's basketball teams.
Florida State is one of just three teams, joining Gonzaga and Michigan, that has advanced to the Sweet 16 in each of the last three NCAA Tournaments. The No. 20 Seminoles will feature a mix of veterans, transfers and freshmen to help them reach tournament for a fifth straight time.
"We've been fortunate for the last couple of years, when we've had guys move on, I think we've in some ways gotten better each year," Hamilton said. "The culture of our team, the ability of our guys to stay focused and accept the roles and the system and the style of ball that we play.