Tyrrel Tate recorded 20 or more points for the fourth time in the last six games.
Jan. 23, 2013
SALISBURY, NC - The Fayetteville State men's basketball team dropped a 76-59 decision to the Livingstone Blue Bears (14-3, 6-2 CIAA, 2-0 Division) on Wednesday night at Trent Gymnasium. Tyrrel Tate (Jr., Raleigh, NC) recorded his third double-double of the season after scoring a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds. It was not enough as the Broncos were held to 31.7 percent shooting from the field. The Blue Bears led at halftime 39-33.
Tate recorded 20 or more points for the fourth time in the last six games as he finished 7-of-12 from the field and 3-of-5 behind the three-point line. He was the only FSU player to score in double-figures.
Fayetteville State (8-9, 3-5, 0-2) scored the first two baskets and led 7-2 early in the contest. The Blue Bears would take a 15-14 lead with 12:45 left and lead for the remainder. LC led by as many as 12 points (31-19) but the Broncos ended the half on a strong note cutting their deficit to 35-30 and held it to six before intermission.
Livingstone finished the half 13-of-18 (72.2%) at the free-throw line while Fayetteville State attempted just seven. The Broncos shot 40.6 percent (13-of-32) from the field and 57.1 percent (4-of-7) behind the three-point line.
FSU managed to connect on just seven of its 31 field-goal attempts in the second half as the Blue Bears shot 51.7 percent (15-of-29). Livingstone increased its lead to 53-43 at the 13:38 mark and led by double-digits the rest of the way. LC led by as many as 19 points (76-57) in the second half.
Livingstone finished 27-of-60 (45.0%) from the field while the Broncos were 20-of-63. FSU shot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) at the free throw line and the Blue Bears were 17-of-26 (65.4%).
Jody Hill posted a team-high 15 points for Livingstone and was one of three players to score 10 or more points. Daresse Johnson scored 14 points. Eladio Espinoza added 11 points.
Fayetteville State will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 26 as it hosts the Winston-Salem State Rams at 7:30 p.m. in Felton J. Capel Arena.