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Jan. 13, 2013

Bowie State Opening Tip
Date | Time: 
Monday, Jan. 14 | 7:30 p.m.

Venue (Location/Capacity): Felton J. Capel Arena (Fayetteville, NC/5,000)
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Fayetteville State men's basketball team concludes a three-game home stretch on Monday evening with a 7:30 p.m. contest against the Bowie State Bulldogs at Felton J. Capel Arena. The Broncos are 1-1 on the current home stand after dropping a 75-72 decision against Virginia Union on Saturday. FSU will then hit the road for two straight at Johnson C. Smith and Livingstone.

Bronco Storylines
Fayetteville State will look to wrap up its brief three-game home stand with a 2-1 record on Monday night against Bowie State.

The Broncos are coming off a 75-72 defeat on Saturday night to Virginia Union in Fayetteville. Tyrrel Tate (Jr., Raleigh, NC) scored a game-high 27 points for the Broncos on 10-of-19 shooting. Andre Best (Sr., Raleigh, NC) added 15 points while Travis Marcus (Jr., Washington, DC) contributed 13. FSU led by three at halftime but could not hang on as Virginia Union converted on 12-of-13 second-half free throws to win by three. Fayetteville State led by as many as nine points in the first half.

Tate has been unstoppable on offense in the last three games scoring over 20 points in two of them. The forward is averaging 24.0 points in his last three contests including a career-high 30 in a 66-63 victory at Elizabeth City State. He recorded his first double-double of the season against Elizabeth City State adding 10 rebounds.

The Broncos are ranked ninth in the CIAA in scoring offense with 69.9 points per game and fifth in scoring defense giving up 68.6 points per contest. In conference games only, FSU is seventh in scoring offense and fifth in scoring defense.

Fayetteville State is in its 70th season of competition and boasts an 841-935 all-time record and 395-451 record in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. FSU's lone conference tournament championship came during the 1972-73 campaign and has played in six tournament championship games.

Virginia Union Recap
Tate led Fayetteville State with 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting in a 75-72 loss to Virginia Union. Best (15 points) and Marcus (13 points) both added season-highs in points scored. Best finished 9-of-12 at the free-throw line while Marcus was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and 3-of-3 at the charity stripe.

The Broncos converted on just four of their 25 three-point attempts. Tate made three of the four three-pointers.

The Panthers controlled the post outscoring FSU 36-26 in points in the paint. They were successful on 20-of-25 free-throw attempts and were 12-of-13 in the second half.

Fayetteville State shot 35.4% (23-of-65) from the field and 62.9% (22-of-35) at the free-throw line. Virginia Union finished with a 44.8% (26-of-58) shooting percentage.

Bowie State Scouting Report
Bowie State heads to Fayetteville with a 6-8 overall record and 2-3 mark in conference play.

The Bulldogs are led by fifth-year head coach Darrell Brooks. He holds a 69-30 all-time record at Bowie State.

BSU's offense is led by Byron Westmorland with 24.7 points per game followed Najee White at 18.2 points and Dameatric Scott's 11.7.

Bowie State has the league's leading offense averaging 84.9 points per game and ranks last in scoring defense allowing 83.4 points. In conference games, the Bulldogs are third in scoring offense and 11th in scoring defense.

All-Time Series With Bowie State
Fayetteville State leads the all-time series over Bowie State 27-15 dating back to the 1980-81 campaign.

The Bulldogs have won the last six meetings dating back to the 2008-09 season.

Bowie State defeated the Broncos 97-85 in Bowie, MD in the last meeting on Jan. 5, 2012, and 78-66 in Fayetteville on Jan. 6, 2011.

Up Next
Fayetteville State heads to Charlotte, NC on Saturday, Jan. 19 to take on the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls at 7:30 p.m. It will be the first of two straight on the road for the Broncos.

The Last Meeting
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January 5, 2012
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In their first game in three weeks, the Fayetteville State Broncos gave the 15th-ranked Bowie State Bulldogs all they could handle - for a half. But a brilliant 6-minute stretch spanning the halftime break was enough for the Bulldogs to prevail 97-85 in the CIAA opener for both teams on Thursday night.



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