Nov. 27, 2013
Lynchburg, VA - The Fayetteville State men's basketball team dominated much of the way in its contest against Virginia-Lynchburg on Tuesday night.
The Broncos rolled 75-64 on the road to improve their record to 4-3 on the season.
"Any time you come four hours from home in this environment, to a scrappy team coming off a win, it's a good thing," Coach Alphonza Kee said. "We played hard in spurts. We got better in spurts, there's some stuff to work on, but we're going to teach it as a win."
Torian Showers led all scorers with 21 points. The junior scored 12 of those points in the first half, but wasn't stalled much in the second period, when he scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting.
"He's a good player," Kee said. "It's just a matter of him staying out of foul trouble and getting into a groove. He's one of five guys who average double-figures; so he's a guy who's played well but his ceiling's not even touched yet."
FSU led 42-26 at the half en route to its strongest defensive output of the season. The 64 points allowed trumps an earlier contest against VU-Lynchburg when the Broncos surrendered 68 in a win.
"We came out with intensity and did what we had to, to win," Showers said. "We just had to go for stops, make some stops and get rebounds."
The Broncos margin never shrunk below nine the rest of the way. Three other FSU players finished in double-figures. Travis Marcus had 13, while Joshua Dawson and Tyrrel Tate had 12 apiece.
FSU made ten 3-pointers.
The Broncos return to action on Dec. 3 for an exhibition contest at East Carolina.