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Alabi's Career Night Leads Seminoles to Victory
Florida State's Solomon Alabi shoots over Charleston Southern's defense. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Florida State's Solomon Alabi shoots over Charleston Southern's defense. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Dec. 18, 2008

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Solomon Alabi scored 16 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked six shots - all career highs - as Florida State routed Charleston Southern 71-48 on Thursday night.

The Seminoles (11-1) outscored the Buccaneers 46-16 in the paint behind the dominant play of the 7-foot-1 Alabi and 6-11 fellow freshman Xavier Gibson, who finished with a career-high 11 points.

Jamarco Warren led Charleston Southern (5-5) with a game-high 21 points, but the Buccaneers managed just seven second-half field goals.

On the heels of its most lopsided victory of the season, Florida State has equaled its best 12-game start in program history heading into Sunday's home game against No. 3 Pittsburgh.

Florida State led 36-26 at halftime and quickly extended its lead by attacking the basket. The Seminoles opened the second half with a 11-3 run to seize control.

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