Seminoles' "win by committee" philosophy paying dividends

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By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
March 20, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (WCTV) -- All season long, Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton has talked about his team's quality of depth. FSU infamously doesn't have a "starting rotation," and live a "win by committee" ethos.

This season, the Seminoles have seen that philosophy work almost to perfection. During the ACC Tournament, FSU saw five or six guys chip in eight points or more each game.

It was also the same story in the regular season.

From Phil Cofer to Terance Mann to MJ Walker, there's not one "star," of the team. Instead, you could say the team is the star of the show.

While Hamilton tried to downplay his philosophy, he knows the quality of their depth is good enough to wear down a Vermont team that is unfamiliar with their style of play.

"Once you get to the NCAA tournament, they're not going to say 'Well, because they have so much depth, we're not going to play very hard.' It's going to turn them up," Hamilton said during FSU's shoot around. "Every game takes on a different personality. We're going to be who we are if our depth wears them out, fine. If it doesn't, we've still got to find a way to win."

The Seminoles have seven guys who average at least 15 minutes per game and 11 players who average at least 10 minutes per game. The Catamounts also boast seven players who regularly see at least 15 minutes but have just 10 who see double figure minutes.

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