Feb. 7, 2013
Johnson C. Smith Opening Tip
Date | Time: Saturday, Feb. 9 | 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 host the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls on Saturday afternoon in a 4 p.m. tipoff at Felton J. Capel Arena. The contest against the Golden Bulls will be televised for the second straight week by Urban Sports and Entertainment. The Broncos will also honor the 1972-73 CIAA Championship team at halftime in honor of the 40th anniversary of winning the program’s first conference title.
Fayetteville State heads into the late-season showdown with Johnson C. Smith sporting an 8-12 overall record and 3-8 record in conference play. The Broncos are sixth in the Southern Division standings with a 0-5 record.
FSU is coming off a 65-55 home loss to Saint Augustine’s on Feb. 2. Anthony Shelton (So., Cary, NC) and Tyrrel Tate (Jr., Raleigh, NC) combined for 32 points in the loss. Shelton finished with a team-high 19 points while Tate contributed 13.
Tate leads the Broncos offensively averaging 16.8 points per game to rank him sixth in the league in scoring. He also averages a team-high 6.7 rebounds per contest and is tied for eighth in the league in that category.
Shelton is second on the team in scoring at 13.4 points per contest while posting a team-best 80.4 percent mark at the free-throw line. He also contributes 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Louis Craft (Jr., Fayetteville, NC) ranks fifth in the league in field-goal percentage at 55.9 percent. He is second on the team in rebounding (6.5) and third in scoring (8.6).
Andre Best (Sr., Raleigh, NC) dishes out a team-high 3.4 assists per game and is seventh in the league in total assists at 68.
FSU currently ranks ninth in the conference in scoring offense (68.2) and seventh in scoring defense (71.2). In games against conference opponents, the Broncos are 11th in scoring offense and eighth in scoring defense.
Fayetteville State is in its 70th season of competition and boasts an 841-941 all-time record and 395-457 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.
Saint Augustine’s Recap
Fayetteville State suffered a 65-55 defeat at home to the Saint Augustine’s Falcons on Feb. 3. The contest hinged on seven score ties and eight lead changes.
The Broncos struggled at the free throw line making 11-of-23 attempts (47.8%). The Falcons walked away with the victory with an 80% advantage (16-of-20) at the free throw line.
Saint Augustine's also capitalized on second chance opportunities with 15 points compared to FSU's seven. FSU was 38.8% (19-of-49) in field goals and 30% (6-of-20) in three-pointers. The Falcons were 38.5% (20-52) and 45% (9-of-20).
Shelton tied a game-high 19 points while Tate added 13.
Johnson C. Smith Scouting Report
Johnson C. Smith enters with a 14-7 overall record and 7-4 mark within the CIAA. The Golden Bulls are tied for second in the Southern Division standings with a 3-2 record.
JCSU is under the direction of 27th-year head coach Stephen Joyner, Sr. He has coached his entire career at Johnson C. Smith and has compiled a record of 463-278.
The Golden Bulls are led on offense by Trevin Parks with 25.0 points per game. He leads the conference in scoring this season and is one of four players to average in double figures. Emilio Parks is second in scoring at 15.0 points and Robert Williams follows with 11.3 points. Terrance Washington pours in 10.0 points per contest.
Johnson C. Smith ranks second in the league in scoring offense (78.3) and ninth in scoring defense (71.6). In conference games only, the Golden Bulls are second in scoring offense and seventh in scoring defense.
All-Time Series With Johnson C. Smith
Fayetteville State will be facing off against Johnson C. Smith for the 93rd time in program history Saturday afternoon.
The Golden Bulls lead the all-time series 59-33 including a 75-64 victory in Charlotte on Jan. 19. Several games in the series are missing.
The Broncos have won the last two meetings in Fayetteville 71-56 on Feb. 6, 2012 and 77-73 on Jan. 29, 2011.
Fayetteville State hosts Livingstone College on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Felton J. Capel Arena.
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