By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
November 27, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- They don't call it the "junkyard defense," for nothing. Florida State basketball prides itself on it; relentless, suffocating, eat you up and spit you out.
It's a spectacle, really. The discipline and athleticism it takes on a consistent basis has made Leonard Hamilton's team one of the best in the ACC for nearly a decade.
But lately, that defense, at least in part, has gone missing.
In games against LSU and Villanova, FSU allowed the opposition to shoot over 50 percent from the floor. No other team has done that to FSU this early season.
In the last two games the Noles have gone up against some of the country's best competition, but for Hamilton, the result is simply unacceptable.
"I'm really concerned about our shortcomings. Our defensive shortcomings, our offensive execution, just little things that I know we're going to have to be efficient in so that we can be prepared once we get into the ACC tournament," he said.