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NIT Preview: Louisiana Tech at Florida State

Posted: March 25, 2014 - 9:21pm  |  Updated: March 25, 2014 - 10:01pm

LOUISIANA TECH AT FLORIDA STATE

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee.

TV/Radio: ESPN2/94.1 FM.

PROBABLE STARTERS

Seminoles (21-13)

10 Okaro White, F, 6-8

Avg.: 13.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg

50 Michael Ojo, C, 7-0

Avg.: 2.4 ppg, 1.5 rpg

25 Aaron Thomas, G, 6-5

Avg.: 14.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg

30 Ian Miller, G, 6-5

Avg.: 13.8 ppg, 2.9 apg

32 Montay Brandon, G, 6-7

Avg.: 7.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Bulldogs (29-7)

1 Michale Kyser, F, 6-9

6.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg

5 Chris Anderson, F, 6-6

12.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg

0 Alex Hamilton, G, 6-4

14.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg

4 Kenneth Smith, G, 6-3

7.5 ppg, 7.7 apg

23 Jaron Johnson, G, 6-6

9.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg

Outlook: FSU plays Louisiana Tech for the second year in a row in the NIT, with the winner advancing to the semifinals in New York’s Madison Square Garden on April 1 to play Minnesota or Southern Mississippi. ... The Bulldogs defeated the Seminoles 71-66 last season in the NIT first round, also in Tallahassee. ... Current starter Jaron Johnson had 16 points for Louisiana Tech. ... FSU shot .622 from the field, .688 from beyond the 3-point arc and .789 from the foul line in beating Georgetown 101-90 in the second round last week. The Seminoles had their fifth-highest 3-point percentage in one game in school history. ... Aaron Thomas scored 26 points, and Montay Brandon had 21 points and nine assists against the Hoyas. ... Thomas has scored 48 points and is shooting 15 of 25 (.600) in two NIT games. ... The Bulldogs made the quarterfinals by beating Georgia 79-71 in Athens, holding off a late UGa rally after building a 39-13 lead. ... Alex Hamilton scored 20 points and Chris Anderson 20.