Feb. 9, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Fayetteville State out-scored Johnson C. Smith 36-24 in the paint, 16-12 off turnovers, and 16-12 off second chance points; but came up short in the category that means the most, total points.
The Golden Bulls knocked down 22-of-24 free throws to pull away from the Broncos 82-73 in the final stanza of the game. Tyrell Tate (Raleigh, NC) led the way for Fayetteville State (8-13, 3-9, 0-6) with 21 points. Emilio Parks hit a total of 27 points for JCSU as the Golden Bulls led 34-26 at halftime.
Anthony Shelton (Cary, NC) and Lenton Donnell rose from the bench to score 11 and 10, respectfully. The FSU bench out-scored the Golden Bulls' 37-18.
Fayetteville State put forth a solid effort in the first half putting a halt to Johnson C. Smith (15-7, 8-4, 4-2) mini runs. The lead changed hands three times and the Broncos kept its deficit from reaching double-digits. JCSU shot 38.9% (14-of-36) from the field to FSU's 29.4% (10-of-34). Tyrell Tate had ten points while Emilio Parks had eleven.
In the second half, Fayetteville State continued to pound the paint (20 points) and take an eventual lead (46-44) with 13:17 left. The Broncos would hold that lead for four minutes until its field goal percentage (44.4% for the half) became a factor. FSU remained in close proximity, trailing by four (66-70) with 2:28 left in the contest.
Johnson C. Smith made all ten of its free throws in the final minute and eleven seconds of the game to secure its season sweep of the Broncos. The Golden Bulls were 19-of-20 for the half.
Trevin Parks gave the Golden Bulls 23 points while Joshua Linson finished with 12.
Fayetteville State finished 26-of-70 in field goals (37.1%), 8-of-27 in three pointers (29.6%) and 13-of-22 in free throws (59.1%). JCSU made 27-of 63 from the floor (42.99%), 6-of-15 from beyond the arc (40%) and was 91.7% in free throws.
The Broncos will play host to Livingstone on Wednesday, February 13th at 7:30 pm while the Golden Bulls host St. Augustine's.