Florida State lost a tough one to Michigan during the Elite Eight on Saturday night as the Seminoles saw a furious late rally come up short.
But even though the Wolverines and Florida State played in a tight game for the right to go to the Final Four, it was Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton who made headlines for an awkward postgame TV interview with Dana Jacobson of CBS Sports.
Hamilton responded to the mounting criticism with a statement on Sunday afternoon through the Florida State men’s basketball Twitter account.
From Coach Hamilton pic.twitter.com/Wjy9Ub5JBv
— FSU Hoops (@FSUHoops) March 25, 2018
While Hamilton didn’t handle the post-game interview very well, you can also understand his frustrations after a season-ending loss.
Although Hamilton was in the wrong for the way he initially responded to Jacobson’s question, he at least did everything he could to make it right by releasing this statement.
The Line was 4.5 ? Scratching my Head on that last 12 seconds. Just sayn ?
— Clifford Morgan (@CGM719) March 26, 2018
Gambling plays a huge part of March Madness. Let’s be clear, that’s where the madness comes into play, did he have something to do with the final outcome of the score based on his coaching, yes. That doesn’t mean he was in on the fix, if there actually was point manipulation even happening.