Alphonza Kee

Feb. 2, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Fayetteville State men's basketball team will look to complete the season sweep of Barber-Scotia at 7 pm on Monday night when it hosts the Sabers at Felton J. Capel Arena. This will be the last nonconference game of the regular season for FSU.

The Broncos enter the contest fresh off an exciting 92-87 win at St. Augustine's. In that game, FSU built a 22-point lead but a furious comeback led by the Falcons' Amere May drew SAU within two late. A couple of defensive stops and a pair of Tyrrel Tate free throws helped Fayetteville State improve to 14-6 on the year, 7-3 in the CIAA and 3-1 in Southern Division play.

The Last Meeting
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December 21, 2013
Concord, NC
CONCORD, NC - Fayetteville State used a big run over a 15-minute stretch to help dominate Barber-Scotia, 75-53, in Concord on Saturday. The Broncos turned a 20-20 tie at the 11:27 mark of the first half into a 51-22 advantage with 16:07 to play. After that, the host Sabers were powerless to get off the mat.

Six Broncos finished in double-figures in the game, led by Tate's 18 points. Marquette Hill (Raleigh, NC) had a career-high 15 points and recorded seven rebounds. Torian Showers (Dublin, GA) also scored 15 points and had a team-high eight rebounds. Joshua Dawson (Kinston, NC), Anthony Shelton (Cary, NC) and Devin Thompson (Fayetteville, NC) each had 10 points.

Monday night will mark the 13th all-time meeting between the two teams. The Broncos hold a 10-2 series advantage over the Sabers. FSU has won the last six meetings dating back to the 1976 season.

When the two teams met in December, a 75-53 win, 12 Broncos saw playing time and 11 of them scored. Quentin Underwood (Apex, NC), Juwan Addison (Fairmont, NC) and Timothy Haggie (Memphis, TN) each finished with double-figures off the bench.



Tate is averaging 18.6 points per game, good enough for fifth in the CIAA. As of late, he is playing his basketball of the season. The Raleigh, NC, native has scored in double-figures in 10 straight games, with the first match-up with Barber-Scotia representing the last time he didn't score at least 10 points. Dawson continues to lead the conference in assists, averaging 5.1 per game thus far in his freshman season.

Showers is 13th in the league in rebounding at 6.1 boards per game.

Fayetteville State is averaging 81.0 points per game this season, good enough for second-most in the CIAA. They are first in field-goal percentage (48.5 percent) and second in 3-point percentage (34.9 percent), steals per game (8.2) and opponents' field-goal percentage (41.7 percent).

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