Jan. 18, 2013
Johnson C. Smith Opening Tip
Date | Time: Saturday, Jan. 19 | 7:30 p.m.
Venue (Location/Capacity): Jack S. Brayboy Gymasium (Charlotte, NC/2,316)
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State men’s basketball team kicks off CIAA Southern Division play on Saturday evening as it travels to take on the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls at 7:30 p.m. in Jack S. Brayboy Gymnasium. The contest will be the first of two straight on the road for FSU. The Broncos travel to Livingstone on Wednesday, Jan. 23 for a 7:30 p.m. matchup.
Fayetteville State is coming off its second straight three-point defeat on Jan. 14 with an 82-79 loss against Bowie State in Fayetteville.
Tyrrel Tate (Sr., Raleigh, NC) scored a career-high 35 points in the defeat. He made 11 field-goals and 11 tries at the free-throw line. He has scored 30 or more points in two of his last four games and is averaging 26.8 points during that stretch. Tate leads the Broncos in scoring, and seventh in the conference, at 17.3 points per game and is tied with Louis Craft (Jr., Fayetteville, NC) for the team-lead in rebounding at 6.9 per contest.
Craft ranks fifth in the CIAA in field-goal percentage at 60.2% and ranks in the top 10 in rebounding along with Tate.
Anthony Shelton (So, Cary, NC) is second on the team in scoring at 13.9 points per game while Andre Best (Sr., Raleigh, NC) dishes out a team-best 3.6 assists per contest.
Fayetteville State has the eighth-best scoring offense in the league averaging 70.5 points per game and ranks sixth in scoring defense giving up 69.5 points. In games against conference opponents, FSU is seventh in scoring offense and sixth in scoring defense.
The Broncos are in their 70th season of competition and boasts an 841-936 all-time record and 395-452 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.
Bowie State Recap
Bowie State overcame a six-point deficit with 1:55 remaining in the game to defeat Fayetteville State 82-79.
The Broncos dropped their second straight contest by three points as Tate scored a career-high 35 points in the loss.
Craft and Sheldonte Fields (Sr., New Bern, NC) combined for 22 rebounds in the contest. Fields added 12 rebounds off the bench while Craft pulled down 10.
FSU made one less field goal than Bowie State with 27. The team was 40.9% (27-of-66) compared to 41.8% (28-of-67) by BSU. Although the Broncos were 61.8% (21-of-34) from the free-throw line, FSU was 2-for-5 in the final five minutes of the game. Bowie State was 5-of-8 in free-throws in the final two minutes and finished 21-of-33 for 63.6%.
Johnson C. Smith Scouting Report
Johnson C. Smith enters the contest with an 11-5 overall record and 4-2 mark in CIAA play. The Golden Bulls are under the direction of Head Coach Stephen Joyner, Sr. He is currently in his 26th season as Head Coach of Johnson C. Smith.
The Golden Bulls are led on offense by Trevin Parks with 25.3 points per game. He leads the CIAA in scoring. Emilio Parks, the leading field-goal percentage shooter in the conference, is averaging 15.3 points per game while Robert Williams chips in 10.6 points.
Johnson C. Smith ranks third in the conference in scoring offense at 79.1 points per game and is ninth in scoring defense allowing 71.0 points. In conference games only, the Golden Bulls are fourth in scoring offense and third in scoring defense.
All-Time Series With Johnson C. Smith
The contest will mark the 91st all-time meeting between Fayetteville State and Johnson C. Smith.
The series dates back to 1937 with the Golden Bulls holding a 57-33 all-time lead.
The Broncos won the last meeting 71-57 on Feb. 6, 2012 in Fayetteville but have dropped the last two games in Charlotte.
Fayetteville State will head to Salisbury, NC on Wednesday, Jan. 23 to take on the Livingstone College Blue Bears at 7:30 p.m.
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