December 17, 2009

Basketball Tigers back in action

After nine days off for finals, Auburn returns to action Thursday night at Florida State. The Seminoles are off to an 8-2 start led by 7-foot-1 center Solomon Alabi.

The All-American candidate is averaging 12.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. He had 21 points and 10 rebounds against Ohio State.

FSU also features 6-foot-11 forward Xavier Gibson and 6-foot-9 forward Chris Singleton in its frontcourt. Singleton is averaging 10.9 points and a team-high 7.8 rebounds.

"Without a doubt, they are probably one of the biggest teams in the country," Lebo said. "…Getting easy baskets around the rim area is very difficult."

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