Feb. 24, 2013
CHARLOTTE, NC - The regular season as now come to an end and all records now stand at 0-0. Fayetteville State is accustomed to playing spoiler in the CIAA Tournament. Even 40 years ago when the 1973 Broncos defeated reigning champion Norfolk State for the institutions only crown. Fayetteville State has appeared in four championship games since 1997.
Fayetteville State will have a task with its first game on Tuesday night in Time Warner Cable Arena. The #6 South Seed Broncos will face-off against #5 North Virginia State at 7:00 pm in the opening round.
FSU was defeated by VSU 72-54 on January 5th while the Broncos were on a six-game road trip. The winner of the matchup will face St. Augustine's on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.
All-CIAA performer Tyrrel Tate will be honored during the tip-off awards luncheon in Charlotte at the ballroom of the convention center.
Fayetteville State has advanced past the opening round the past two seasons including a semi-final appearance in 2011.
Tournament tickets are still available for purchase by visiting the CIAA Tournament website: www.ciaatournament.org or www.ticketmaster.com. Single day tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday only, are available for purchase at the TWC Arena box office. $25 general admission; $10 students with ID. For an official schedule of events visit www.ciaatournament.org. All games and post game press conferences will be streamed live online. To follow visit: www.livestream.com/ciaa.
Game Times and Seedings:
Tuesday, February 26
#4S St. Augustine's vs #5N Chowan 11:00am
#3N Virginia St. vs #6S Livingstone 1:00pm
#3S Winston-Salem St. vs #6N Bowie St. 3:00pm
#4N Lincoln (PA) vs #5S Johnson C. Smith 5:00pm
#5N Virginia St. vs #6S Fayetteville St. 7:00pm
#5S Shaw vs #6N Chowan 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 27
#2N Virginia Union vs 3N/6S 11:00am
#1N Elizabeth City St. vs 4S/5N 1:00pm
#1S Fayetteville St. vs 4N/5S 3:00pm
#2S Shaw vs 3S/6N 5:00pm
#4 S St. Augustine's vs 5N/6S 7:00pm
#4N Bowie St. vs 5S/6N 9:00pm
Thursday, February 28
#2N Elizabeth City St. vs #3S Johnson C. Smith 1:00pm
#2S Winston-Salem St. vs #3N Virginia Union 3:00pm
#1S Livingstone vs 4S/6S/5N 7:00pm
#1N Lincoln (PA) vs 4N/6N/5S 9:00pm
Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 2
Women's Final- 5:00pm
Men's Final- 8:30pm
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