Jan. 22, 2013
Livingstone Opening Tip
Date | Time: Wednesday, Jan. 23 | 7:30 p.m.
Venue (Location/Capacity): New Trent Gym (Salisbury, NC/1,200)
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State men’s basketball team remains on the road Wednesday evening to take on the Livingstone College Blue Bears in a CIAA Southern Division matchup. The game is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at New Trent Gym. The Broncos are coming off a 75-64 loss against Johnson C. Smith to open division play.
Fayetteville State (8-8, 3-4, 0-1) looks to overcome a 75-64 setback in its divisional opener to Johnson C. Smith. The Broncos head to Salisbury, NC on Wednesday night to face Livingstone in its first divisional road game of the season.
Tyrrel Tate (Jr., Raleigh, NC), who was named CIAA Player of the Week on Monday, has been playing his basketball of the season the last few weeks. The forward has scored in double-digits the last five games including a career-high 35 against Bowie State on Jan. 14. He recorded his third double-double of the season last Saturday against Johnson C. Smith with a team-high 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Travis Marcus (Jr., Washington, DC) and Andre Best (Sr., Raleigh, NC) also scored in double figures against Johnson C. Smith. Marcus tallied his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Best scored 13 points.
Tate leads Fayetteville State this season in scoring and rebounding at 17.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He ranks seventh in the conference in scoring and tied for seventh in rebounding.
Louis Craft (Jr., Fayetteville, NC) is fifth in the league in field-goal percentage (57.9%) and ninth in rebounds per game (6.8).
FSU currently ranks eighth in the conference in scoring offense (70.1) and seventh in scoring defense (69.9). In conference games only, Fayetteville State is seventh in scoring offense and sixth in scoring defense.
The Broncos are in their 70th season of competition and boasts an 841-937 all-time record and 395-453 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.
Johnson C. Smith Recap
FSU opened Southern Division play with a 75-64 loss at Johnson C. Smith on Jan. 19.
Tate picked up his third double-double of the season with a team-high 16 points and 11 rebounds. He was one of three Broncos to score in double-figures against the Golden Bulls.
Marcus recorded his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Best added 13 points.
Fayetteville State shot 30.3% (23-of-76) from the field while Johnson C. Smith was successful on 24-of-61 attempts (39.3%).
Both teams took 30 free throws in the game but Johnson C. Smith converted on 23 tries to FSU's 18.
The Broncos held a 40-36 advantage in points in the paint and 13-11 in points off turnovers. Fayetteville State was out-rebounded 52-48.
Livingstone Scouting Report
Livingstone enters the contest with a 13-3 overall record and 5-2 record in conference play. The Blue Bears are 1-0 within the division after defeating Shaw 76-70 on Jan. 19. LC is currently tied for first in the CIAA Southern Division standings with Johnson C. Smith.
The Blue Bears are under the direction of ninth-year head coach James Stinson, Jr. He holds a 119-128 record with the program and is 391-286 in 22 years as a head coach.
Livingstone is led on offense by Mark Thomas with 18.0 points per game. Jody Hill is the only other Blue Bear scoring in double figures averaging 16.6 points per contest.
LC ranks fourth in the conference in scoring offense (76.2) and sixth in scoring defense (69.6). In games against conference opponents the Blue Bears are second in scoring offense and 10th in scoring defense.
All-Time Series With Livingstone
The contest will mark the 96th all-time meeting between Fayetteville State and Livingstone. The series dates all the way back to the 1937 campaign where the two teams split both games that season.
Both teams picked up a victory last season against each other. The Broncos won the first meeting 83-80 in Salisbury before the Blue Bears were victorious in Fayetteville 74-65.
Fayetteville State returns to Felton J. Capel Arena on Saturday, Jan. 26 to take on Winston-Salem State at 7:30 p.m.
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