Aug. 20, 2009
BARCELLONA, Spain –
Senior Ryan Reid scored 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds and junior Jordan DeMercy scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Florida State men’s basketball team defeated USAT Basuet, 121-61, to complete its trip to Spain with a perfect 4-0 record.
The Seminoles scored at least 101 points in each of their four games and averaged 116.8 points scored per game. The Seminoles ran their offense well as they averaged 124.0 points over the their final two games of the series. Defensively, the Seminoles did not allow more than 66 points in any one game and allowed an average of 58.8 points per game.
Reid led seven Seminoles in double figures for the fourth consecutive game as he scored his tour high of 20 points. The Seminoles’ lone senior scored in double figures in three of the Seminoles’ four games and averaged 12.3 points per game.
DeMercy also scored his tour-high of 19 points in Thursday’s victory; he scored in double figures in the final three games of the tour for Florida State and averaged 14.0 points per game during the four games played by Florida State. He added five assists in the victory over Basuet.
Sophomore center Solomon Alabi, who was named as a candidate for the John R. Wooden award on Wednesday, scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game as he totaled 17 points to rank third on the team in scoring in the victory over Basuet. Alabi averaged 16.5 points per game after scoring 19 points in both of the first two games of the Seminoles’ four games series.
Sophomore forward Chris Singleton, who was one of three Seminoles who scored in double figures in each of the four games, scored 16 points and pulled down a team-high tying nine rebounds to go along with three assists. He was Florida State’s third leading scorer with 58 points and a 14.5 points per game scoring average. Singleton totaled a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds in the Seminoles’ victory in game two over C.B. Alginet on Saturday.
Sophomore Deividas Dulkys continued to play well as he scored 11 points in Thursday’s win. The high scorer for the Seminoles in Spain, he scored 76 total points and averaged a team-leading 19.0 points per game.
Junior guard Derwin Kitchen proved that sevens are lucky for the Seminole point guard as he was credited with seven assists for the fourth time in four games in Spain. He also pulled down seven rebounds and scored six points.
Florida State is scheduled to return to the United Sates Saturday in preparation for the start of Fall semester classes on Monday, August 24.