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Feb. 1, 2013

Saint Augustine’s Opening Tip
Date | Time: 
Saturday, Feb. 2 | 4:00 p.m.

Venue (Location/Capacity):  Felton J. Capel Arena (Fayetteville, NC/5,000)
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State men’s basketball team will entertain the Saint Augustine’s Falcons on Saturday afternoon inside Felton J. Capel Arena in a contest televised by Urban Sports and Entertainment. The CIAA Southern Division showdown will tipoff at 4 p.m. The Broncos are coming off a 78-64 setback on Wednesday against the Shaw Bears.

Bronco Storylines
Fayetteville State goes in to the Saint Augustine’s matchup with an 8-11 overall record and 3-7 record in conference play. The Broncos are sixth in the CIAA Southern Division standings with a 0-4 record.

The Broncos are led by fourth-year Head Coach Alphona Kee. Kee has a career record of 41-61 with the program and overall as a head coach.

FSU suffered a 78-64 loss against the Shaw Bears in Raleigh on Wednesday evening.

Andre Best (Sr., Raleigh, NC) led the Broncos with 11 points and was one of two players to score in double figures. Tyrrel Tate (Jr., Raleigh, NC) added 10 points.

Tate leads Fayetteville State this season in scoring with 16.9 points per game to rank him sixth in the league. The forward also pours in a team-best 6.9 rebounds per game and is ninth in the conference in that category.

Anthony Shelton (So. Cary, NC) is second in scoring at 13.1 points per contest and leads the team in free-throw shooting with an 80.5 percent clip.

Louis Craft ranks fifth in the conference in field-goal percentage (56.9%) while tallying 8.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

Best dishes out a team-leading 3.5 assists per game and is sixth in the CIAA in total assists with 66.

The Broncos rank ninth in the league in scoring offense (68.9) and eighth in scoring defense (71.5). In conference games only, FSU is ninth in scoring offense and eighth in scoring defense.

Fayetteville State is in its 70th season of competition and boasts an 841-940 all-time record and 395-456 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.

Shaw Recap
Best led Fayetteville State with 11 points on Wednesday evening but Fayetteville State would suffer a 78-64 defeat to the Shaw Bears at C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium.

Best was one of two FSU players to score in double-figures. Tate added 10 points.

The Broncos led at halftime 32-28 but struggled from the free-throw line but converting on 5-of-14 (35.7%) attempts while Shaw finished 24-of-33 (72.7%).

Fayetteville State shot 44.8 percent from the field while the Bears went 25-of-47 (53.2%). Shaw led in points in the paint (36-22) and points off turnovers (18-11).

Saint Augustine’s Scouting Report
Saint Augustine’s heads to Fayetteville with a 14-6 overall record and 6-4 conference mark. The Falcons are atop the CIAA Southern Division standings with a perfect 4-0 record.

SAU is under the direction of third-year Head Coach Lonnie Blow, Jr. He currently holds a 60-21 record with the program and overall as a head coach.

The Falcons are led on offense by Percy Woods at 12.7 points per game. He is one of four Saint Augustine’s players to average in double figures this season.

Joel Kindred is averaging 12.1 points per game while Tyquan Stroman and Jordan Jordan post 10.6 and 10.0 averages, respectively.

SAU ranks eighth in the conference in scoring offense (70.7) and first in scoring defense (63.8). In games against conference opponents, Saint Augustine’s is 10th in scoring offense and first in scoring defense.

All-Time Series With Saint Augustine’s
The all-time series with Saint Augustine’s is one of the longest in program history for Fayetteville State.

The contest will mark the 108th all-time meeting between the Broncos and Falcons.

Saint Augustine’s leads the all-time series over Fayetteville State 53-48 with several games in the series missing scores.

The Broncos went 2-1 last season against the Falcons including eliminating SAU 63-53 in the first round of the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte. FSU also won 72-60 in Raleigh but Saint Augustine’s was victorious during the first meeting in Fayetteville 62-59.

Up Next
Fayetteville State will take the next six days off before hosting the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. The game will also be televised by Urban Sports and Entertainment for the second straight week.

The Last Meeting
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Fayetteville State65
February 29, 2012
Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Arena)
CHARLOTTE - Seth Hawkins did the heavy lifting. His teammates took care of the rest. Every time Hawkins hit a 3-pointer, he gave the Fayetteville State Broncos a lead. But it was a cast of teammates who helped put together a game-closing 14-1 run in the final 4 minutes to lift Fayetteville State to a 65-53 victory over St. Augustine's in the nightcap of CIAA Tournament play late Wednesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena.



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