Tyrrel Tate (42)

Jan. 29, 2013

Shaw Opening Tip
Date | Time: 
Wednesday, Jan. 30 | 8:00 p.m.

Venue (Location/Capacity):  C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium (Raleigh, NC/750)
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State men’s basketball team will take on the Shaw Bears on Wednesday evening in a CIAA Southern Division contest inside C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium. The contest is scheduled to tipoff at 8 p.m. The Broncos are coming off an 86-65 loss to No. 19 Winston-Salem State last Saturday in Fayetteville.

Bronco Storylines
Fayetteville State suffered an 86-65 defeat to the 19th-ranked Winston-Salem State Rams on Jan. 26 in Fayetteville.

FSU heads into the Shaw matchup with an 8-10 overall record and 3-6 conference mark. The Broncos are currently sixth in the CIAA Southern Division standings with an 0-3 record.

Fayetteville State will be looking for its first victory since a 66-55 win over Lincoln (PA) on Jan. 10. The Broncos have lost two games by a combined six points during their five-game stretch.

Tyrrel Tate (Jr., Raleigh, NC) leads Fayetteville State this season with 17.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He currently ranks sixth in the conference in scoring and seventh in rebounds.

Anthony Shelton (So., Cary, NC) is the other Bronco to average in double figures in 2012-13. The guard is averaging 13.4 points per game and is shooting a team-best 80.5 percent at the free-throw line. He also contributes 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest.

Louis Craft (Jr., Fayetteville, NC) is the top shooter for Fayetteville State at 56.9 percent. He ranks fifth in the conference in that category. Craft is also averaging 8.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while leading the team with 32 total blocks.

Andre Best (Sr., Raleigh, NC) has dished out a team-leading 3.4 assist per game.

The Broncos rank ninth in the conference in scoring offense (69.2) and eighth in scoring defense (71.1). In conference games only, FSU is eighth in scoring offense and scoring defense.

Fayetteville State is in its 70th season of competition and boasts an 841-939 all-time record and 395-455 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.

Winston-Salem State Recap
Tate and Shelton combined for 33 points in FSU’s 86-65 defeat to the 19th-ranked Winston-Salem State Rams on Jan. 26 in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville State trailed at halftime 43-25 after shooting just 34.8 percent. The Broncos improved their shooting in the second half to 50 percent but could not overcome 21 turnovers that led to 29 points for the Rams.

Winston-Salem State led FSU in points in the paint (38-30), points off turnovers (29-12) and second-chance points (20-11).

Shaw Scouting Report
Shaw enters the game with a 12-7 overall record and 6-3 mark in conference play. The Bears are fifth in the CIAA Southern Division standings with an 0-3 record.

The program is led by fifth-year head coach Cleo Hill, Jr. He currently holds a 90-41 record with Shaw and is 164-117 in 10 years as a head coach.

Karron Johnson leads the Bears offensively averaging 17.7 points per game and is one of three players to average in double figures. Curtis Hines is second on the team with 14.8 points per game while Latrail McCoy contributes 11.1 per contest.

Shaw ranks third in the conference in scoring offense (77.3) and seventh in scoring defense (70.9). In games against conference opponents, the Bears are third in scoring offense and seventh in scoring defense.

All-Time Series With Shaw
The contest will be the 89th all-time meeting between Fayetteville State and Shaw.

The Broncos hold a 45-40 all-time lead in the series with several contests missing.

The Bears have won the last six meetings in the series dating back to 2010.

Fayetteville State last won a game in the series on Feb. 11, 2010 with a 70-60 victory.

Up Next
Fayetteville State returns to Felton J. Capel Arena on Saturday, Feb. 2 to face the Saint Augustine’s Falcons at 4 p.m. The game will be televised by Urban Sports and Entertainment.

The Last Meeting
Fayetteville State77
March 1, 2012
Charlotte, NC - TWC Arena
CHARLOTTE - Malik Alvin was called for his third foul with 14:31 remaining in the game, his team unable to put the Fayetteville State Broncos away. Most players would've found themselves on the bench for a while. But with the Broncos only trailing by six, 60-54, Shaw head coach Cleo Hill left his star in the game. It was a gamble that paid off handsomely. While the Bears still had trouble turning Fayetteville State away, Alvin hit the game's biggest shot, burying a contested 3-pointer from the corner with 2:55 to go to give fifth-ranked Shaw a cushion it could finally keep on its way to a 90-77 victory over the Broncos in the CIAA Tournament on Thursday night.



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