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Florida State men vs. Charleston Southern basketball preview; South Florida women vs. Grambling basketball preview

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FSU vs. Charleston Southern

When/where: 7; Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee

TV/radio: FSN; 1040-AM

Notable: The Seminoles (10-1) got a nice bump from sophomore PG Derwin Kitchen Tuesday against Tennessee Tech. The junior college transfer missed the first nine games waiting to be cleared academically. He scored seven points of 3 of 5 shooting, which included 1 of 2 from 3-point range, and had four assists. Beyond the stats, he showed his experience and savvy as a floor leader and his ability to break down defenses and create shots for his teammates as FSU pulled away in the final moments. … Charleston Southern (5-4) is coming off a 74-55 loss at Cincinnati. FSU beat the Bearcats in Las Vegas late last month 58-47. Charleston Southern opened with a 68-48 loss at Iowa, the only other school it's faced from one of the major conferences. … FSU redshirt freshman C Solomon Alabi and Charleston Southern backup senior C Giedrius Knysas played together at Montverde Academy. … FSU leads the series 4-0, but last met in 1984.

Brian Landman, Times staff writer

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Florida State vs. Charleston Southern

When/where: 7; Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee

TV/radio: FSN; 1040-AM

Records: Charleston Southern 5-4, FSU 10-1

Notable: The Seminoles got a nice bump Tuesday from sophomore PG Derwin Kitchen against Tennessee Tech. The junior college transfer, who missed nine games waiting to be cleared academically, scored seven on 3-of-5 shooting and had four assists. He helped break down defenses and create shots as FSU pulled away. … Charleston Southern is coming off a 74-55 loss at Cincinnati. It opened with a 68-48 loss at Iowa, the only other major-conference school it has faced. … FSU redshirt freshman C Solomon Alabi and Charleston Southern backup senior C Giedrius Knysas played together at Montverde Academy in Central Florida. … FSU leads the series 4-0, but the teams last met in 1984.

Brian Landman, Times staff writer

USF women vs. Grambling

When/where: 7; Sun Dome, Tampa

Radio: 1010-AM

Records: Grambling 2-5, USF 8-1

Notable: USF's schedule is heavy on games — three in four days — but light on tough opponents, so expect another lopsided win that will help the Bulls move closer to their first national ranking. … Turnovers are driving USF's success: It forced 39 in a 90-44 win against North Florida on Sunday, raising its average to 29.4. Grambling comes in averaging 21 turnovers. … The Bulls have topped 90 points six times in nine games. … Guards Shantia Grace (17.9 ppg) and Jazmine Sepulveda (14) lead the way for USF, while 5-foot-6 G Rachele Dobbins averages a team-best 10.9 points for Grambling.

Greg Auman,

Times staff writer

Florida State men vs. Charleston Southern basketball preview; South Florida women vs. Grambling basketball preview 12/17/08 [Last modified: Thursday, December 18, 2008 8:26pm]
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