Hamilton Seeking Right Combination

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton is still hunting for the right combination after a dozen games into the season.

The tall starting lineup Hamilton featured the past several weeks has come up short. The once-ranked Seminoles have been plagued with turnovers and poor shooting. Those deficiencies have been costly.

Florida State (8-4) has yet to defeat a ranked team, while losing to four of them. The Seminoles were hammered 82-64 at No. 10 Florida in their last outing on Dec. 22.

Hamilton expects to tweak his lineup some Friday against Princeton and next Wednesday versus Auburn in the Seminoles final nonconference tune-ups. Florida State begins its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule in early January with road games at Clemson and Virginia Tech before hosting No. 5 North Carolina on Jan. 14.

Associated Press