Jan. 31, 2014
RALEIGH, NC - After its most convincing win of the year, the Fayetteville State men's basketball team takes the court again on Saturday afternoon against St. Augustine's in Raleigh, NC, at 4 pm.
Audio for the contest will be streamed live on FSUBroncos.com/allaccess. WAUG-TV will televise the basketball doubleheader on Time Warner Cable 168 in Raleigh, N.C.
The Broncos' (13-6 overall, 6-3 CIAA, 2-1 Southern Division) thoroughly dominated Winston-Salem State in every aspect of the game in a 74-56 victory at Charles B. Aycock High School in Pikeville, NC on Jan. 25, the last time Fayetteville State took the floor.
FSU shot 51.8 percent from the floor (29-of-56) and converted six of its 13 3-point attempts.
Tyrrel Tate (Raleigh, NC) once again led the Broncos in scoring, finishing with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Marquette Hill (Raleigh, NC) had career-highs in points (14) and rebounds (nine). Anthony Shelton(Cary, NC) chipped in 12 for FSU.
The Broncos now sit in a tie with Livingstone for second place in the CIAA Southern Division standings.
Tate continues to be among the CIAA's scoring leaders. His 18.6 points per game total ranks fifth in the league.
Joshua Dawson(Kinston, NC) leads the conference in assists per game (5.1) and total assists (96).
Louis Craft(Fayetteville, NC) continues to make the shots he takes. He has converted on 71.2 percent of the field goal attempts he's attempted this year, which would easily rank first in the CIAA if he had enough shots to qualify statistically.
St. Augustine's ranks first in the conference in rebounds (42.2 per game), rebound margin (6.3 per game) and blocks per game (5.6).
Amere May is the league's third-leading scorer, averaging 19 points per contest. He scored a season-high 39 points earlier this year against Washington Adventist.
Jonathan Crawley leads the Falcons and is fifth in the CIAA in rebounding at 8.2 per game. He is averaging 11.9 points per game and shoots 60.3 percent from the floor. He has recorded nine rebounds or more in four straight contests.
Joel Kindred is second on St. Augustine's in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game. He averages 7.4 rebounds per game and has scored in double-figures in four straight games. The Broncos have a 55-48 lead in this series, though several results are missing.
These teams split a pair of meetings last year, with each team winning on the road. In a February 23 contest in Raleigh, Tyrrel Tate hit a jumper with 5.1 seconds left in overtime to give the Broncos a win. The Broncos are in their 71st season of competition and boast an 855-951 all-time record and 402-464 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.
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