Florida State's seven-game winning streak in the Atlantic Coast Conference probably shouldn't have been expected to go on forever. But it was not a foregone conclusion that Boston College would snap it, either.
Coach Hamilton was not pleased with the energy level of his team.
The No. 15 Seminoles (16-7, 7-2) fell on the road to Boston College (8-16, 3-7) 64-60 unable to withstand a barrage of Eagles' three pointers and failed to capitalize on second-chance opportunities.
"It was a duplicate of the Clemson game," said head coach Leonard Hamilton. "Our first game on the road of the ACC regular season. Any time we play a team that is very patient, move the ball and play the shot clock, we have not performed very well.
"We didn't play with the same level of energy, we didn't take the fight to them."
Four different Eagles, Jordan Daniels, Matt Humphrey, Ryan Anderson and Lonnie Jackson, registered double-digit scoring with Daniels' 19 leading the way.
Boston College finished 10-for-22 from beyond the arc and only Dennis Clifford registered a point (2) aside from the aforementioned group. The Eagles had no bench points.
"We didn't guard anybody," lamented Coach Hamilton.
"We had about four times when we didn't contest three's. In the second half, we did a little bit better job getting to shooters, but we just didn't come with that junkyard dog mentality. When you do that on the road against any ACC team, this will be the result."
The Seminoles shot 39% from the floor, but finished 13-for-16 (81%) from the charity stripe.
FSU was 5-for-20 from three-point land and failed to get the key shot when they needed it.
Florida State, who entered the night atop the ACC standings, will wait to see where they sit following tonight's Duke-North Carolina game in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Up next for Coach Hamilton's team is a home game against Miami on February 11 at 1 p.m.
"Miami is a very good basketball team and they are hungry," said Coach Hamilton. "We have to protect home court."
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