FSU Men's Basketball Earned Three Weekly Accolades Following Back-to-Back Wins

Jan. 30, 2018

Charlotte, NC -- The Fayetteville State men's basketball team hit a buzzer-beater to defeat divisional rival Winston-Salem State 71-69 in the C.E. Gaines Center. Then the Broncos held off the divisional leader Shaw with a 74-72 victory in Felton J. Capel Arena.

The week of success for the Broncos basketball program has garnered accolades for Head Coach Ken Spencer, Willie Gilmore, and Denzell Hosch.

Ken Spencer

Head Coach Ken Spencer was named the CIAA Men's Basketball Coach of the Week. With the two-game win streak, the Broncos are ranked fourth in the Southern Division with a 2-2 record.  FSU is currently 6-14 overall and 3-6 in conference play.

Fayetteville State will travel to Saint Augustine's for a key divisional matchup against the Falcons. A win this weekend could propel the Broncos up a position in the CIAA standings.

#3 Willie Gilmore

Willie Gilmore (Fayetteville, NC) received the Player of the Week Award after scoring 42 points in two games. Gilmore scored 22 points against Winston-Salem State and 20 points against Shaw. He made 63.6% of his shots and made 12-of-14 (85.7%) of his free throws. His only two free throws against Shaw broke the 72-72 tie to put the Broncos back on top of the divisional leader with five seconds left in the game.

Gilmore is sixth in the conference with 75 made free throws (70.8 % made of 106 attempts). He is 11th in the CIAA in points with 272.

#10 Denzell Hosch

Denzell Hosch (Shelby, NC) was named the CIAA Newcomer of the Week. The sophomore transfer played a major role in the victory over WSSU. His 27 points in the game came from seven (7) three-pointers, two (2) jumpers, and two (2) free throws. His seventh three swished through after he pump-faked a defender with less than 2.3 seconds left in the game and hit the game-winner. Hosch scored 12 points, for a week's total of 39 points, against Shaw University.

Denzell Hosch currently ranks second in the conference with 63 made three-pointers and a 15th in points (264).



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