Jan. 21, 2014
FSU Livingstone MBB Gamenotes
Livingstone Opening Tip
Date | Time: Wednesday, Jan. 22 | 7:00 p.m.
Venue (Location/Capacity): Felton J. Capel Arena (Fayetteville, NC/5,000)
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The Last Meeting
February 13, 2013
LIVINGSTONE ESCAPES FELTON J. CAPEL ARENA WITH 58-54 VICTORY OVER FAYETTEVILLE STATE
FAYETTEVILLE, NC -- Livingstone entered Felton J. Capel Arena and immediately pounced to a 19-0 lead in the first seven minutes of the game. The lead reached its highest peak of 23 (31-8) with 7:51 left and once again (34-11) with 5:35 remaining in the first half. Fayetteville State (8-14 | 3-10 CIAA | 0-7 Div.) cut the deficit to 11 by halftime (23-34) and missed two opportunities in the final minute to seize advantage. Livingstone improves to 17-5 overall, 9-4 in the CIAA and 5-2 in the Southern Division with the 58-54 victory.
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State men’s basketball team will try to continue its hot start against Livingstone College in a televised home game at 7 pm on Wednesday night. The game will be available on Comcast Sports Southeast, Bounce TV and Aspire TV. Check your local listings for the game in your area.
The game will also, along with all home basketball doubleheaders, be streamed live on FSUBroncos.com/AllAccess.
The Broncos (12-5 overall, 5-2 CIAA, 1-0 Southern Division) enter play on a 3-game winning streak after victories over conference foes Virginia Union, Bowie State and Johnson C. Smith.
In its Southern Division opener against Johnson C. Smith, FSU got 21 points from Tyrrel Tate (Raleigh, NC) and 20 from Joshua Dawson (Kinston, NC). Dawson hit a pair of free throws late to ensure the victory.
The Broncos shot 25-of-54 (46.3 percent) from the floor and limited JCSU to 39.3 percent (24-of-61) shooting.
Tate is sixth in the conference in scoring (18.2 points per game), fifth in field goals made (100), fourth in free throws made (85), 10th in free throw percentage (77.3 percent) and 24th in total rebounds (79).
Torian Showers (Dublin, GA) is second on the team in scoring (10.3 ppg), and leads the way in rebounds, with 6.1 boards per contest. He is 14th in the conference in rebounds per game and 18th in field goal percentage (49.6 percent).
Dawson continues to lead the conference in assists, averaging 5.1 dimes a game thus far in his fantastic freshman campaign. He was named the conference’s Rookie of the Week this week for the second straight time and third time this season.
The Blue Bears (11-5, 4-3, 1-0) beat Shaw on Saturday, snapping a 3-game conference losing streak.
Livingstone is led by two of the best scorers in the conference. Jody Hill, Jr. is fourth in the conference, averaging 18.9 points per contest. He scored a season-best 37 points in the Blue Bears loss to Chowan on Jan. 13.
Mark Thomas is fifth in the CIAA with 18.4 points per game, including a 30-point game against Elizabeth City State on Jan. 9.
FSU is 67-24 all-time against Livingstone, though the Blue Bears swept both of last year's meetings.
The Broncos are in their 71st season of competition and boast an 854-950 all-time record and 401-463 record in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. FSU's lone conference tournament championship came during the 1972-73 campaign. The Broncos have played in six tournament championship games.