MBB PREVIEW: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S

FSUBRONCOSDOTCOM Anthony Shelton (12)
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Anthony Shelton (12)
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Feb. 22, 2013

Saint Augustine's Opening Tip
Date | Time:  Saturday, Feb. 23 | 4:00 p.m.
Venue (Location/Capacity): 
Emery Gymnasium (Raleigh, NC/750)

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC -
The Fayetteville State men's basketball team wraps up its 2012-13 season on Saturday afternoon with a 4 p.m. contest against the Saint Augustine's Falcons in Raleigh. The Broncos will aim to end their regular season on a positive note after falling to Shaw 74-65 on Wednesday evening. FSU was defeated earlier this season at home to Saint Augustine's 65-55.


Bronco Storylines
Fayetteville State will conclude its 2012-13 regular season on Saturday afternoon at Saint Augustine's in a 4 p.m. contest.


The Broncos had one player named on Thursday to the All-CIAA Men's Basketball Team in forward Tyrrel Tate (Jr., Raleigh, NC). Tate earned his first career All-Conference honor after leading Fayetteville State this season in scoring with 16.7 points per game. He also leads the team in rebounds per game with 6.5. Tate is tied for sixth in the conference in scoring and ninth in rebounds per game.

Anthony Shelton (So., Cary, NC) is second on the team in scoring with an average of 12.5 points per game. He also contributes 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while leading the team with a 78.6 percent mark at the free-throw line. Shelton is second on the team in steals with 31.

Louis Craft (Jr., Fayetteville, NC) ranks second on the team in rebounds per game with 6.0 and third in scoring at 8.3 points per contest. His 53.5 percent shooting clip from the field leads the team.

Andre Best (Sr., Raleigh, NC) dishes out a team-best 3.5 assists per game. He is eight in the conference in total assists with 83.

FSU ranks tenth in the conference in scoring offense (67.4) and eighth in scoring defense (71.0). In conference games only, Fayetteville State is tenth in scoring offense and eighth in scoring defense.

The Broncos are in their 70th season of competition and boasts an 841-945 all-time record and 395-461 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
The Fayetteville State men's basketball team dropped a 74-65 decision to the Shaw Bears on Wednesday night at Felton J. Capel Arena in a CIAA Southern Division matchup. The Broncos held their "Senior Night" festivities prior to the contest by recognizing four seniors.


Lenton Donnell (Sr., Wilmington, NC) scored a team-high 16 points for Fayetteville State. Donnell finished the game 5-of-8 shooting from the floor and 3-of-6 behind the three-point line. He was one of four Broncos to score in double figures. Tate finished the game with 13 points while Devin Thompson (So., Fayetteville, NC) added 11. Paul Lane (Jr., Atlanta, GA) added ten.

Fayetteville State had one of its best first-half shooting performances of the season against Shaw but went into halftime down 45-37. FSU finished the half shooting 52.4 percent (11-of-21) from the field and 71.4 percent (5-of-7) beyond the three-point arc.

The Last Meeting
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FREE-THROWS DOOM FAYETTEVILLE STATE IN 65-55 LOSS TO ST. AUGUSTINE'S
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Sophomore guard Anthony Shelton (Cary, NC) tied a game-high 19 points in the Broncos 55-65 loss to Saint Augustine's University; while Tyrrel Tate (Raleigh, NC) added 13. Fayetteville State (8-12 Overall, 3-8 CIAA, and 0-5 Division) struggled at the free throw line making 11-of-23 attempts (47.8%). The game hinged on seven score ties and eight lead changes. The Falcons walked away with the victory with an 80% advantage (16-of-20) at the free throw line.

The Broncos and Bears combined for 33 free throws in the first half. Fayetteville State connected on 10-of-15 attempts while Shaw was successful on 16 of its 18 free throws. The Bears out-rebounded FSU 21-10 in the half which led to 15 second-chance points; the Broncos had two second-chance points.

Fayetteville State shot 40.7 percent (22-of-54) in the contest while Shaw was 21-of-44 (47.4%). FSU forced the Bears into 18 turnovers that led to 18 points. The Broncos held an advantage in points off turnovers (18-15), second-chance points (16-15) and fast-break points (6-2).

Saint Augustine's Scouting Report
Saint Augustine's currently has a 15-10 overall record and 8-7 conference mark. The Falcons are third in the CIAA Southern Division standings with a 5-4 record.


SAU is under the direction of third-year Head Coach Lonnie Blow, Jr. He currently holds a 61-25 record with the program and overall as a head coach.

The Falcons are led on offense by All-CIAA selection Percy Woods at 12.2 points per game. He is one of four Saint Augustine's players to average in double figures this season.

 Tyquan Stroman is averaging 11.5 points per game while Joel Kindred and Jordan Jones post 11.3 and 10.0 averages, respectively.

SAU ranks eighth in the conference in scoring offense (69.6) and first in scoring defense (64.8). In games against conference opponents, Saint Augustine's is ninth in scoring offense and second 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 109th all-time meeting between the Broncos and Falcons.

Saint Augustine's leads the all-time series over Fayetteville State 54-48 with several games in the series missing scores.

FSU was victorious last season in Raleigh 72-60. Saint Augustine's won the first meeting this season in Fayetteville 65-55.

Fayetteville State struggled at the free throw line making 11-of-23 attempts (47.8%). The game hinged on seven score ties and eight lead changes. 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. The Broncos were 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).

FSU held first half advantages in the score (37-32), points off turnovers (13-5), and points in the paint (12-10). The Broncos failed to hold any after intermission. St. Augustine's had the points of turnovers edge (9-2) and points in the paint (8-2).

Shelton tied a game-high with 19 points while Tate added 13.

Up Next
Fayetteville State will travel to Charlotte for the 2013 CIAA Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena. The tournament will take place Feb. 26-Mar. 2.

 


 

 

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