Dec. 10, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State men’s basketball team will look to complete the season sweep of the Barber-Scotia Sabers on Tuesday evening as it travels to Concord for a 7 p.m. matchup. This will be the first game for the Broncos in 13 days. The contest marks the first of two on the road this week for Fayetteville State as it travels to face Virginia-Lynchburg on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
FSU enters the midweek contest with a 2-4 record after winning its previous contest 82-68 at home over Virginia-Lynchburg. The Broncos defeated the Sabers in their season opener 83-63 in Fayetteville on Nov. 9. In that contest, Anthony Shelton (So., Cary, NC) and Tyrrel Tate (Jr., Raleigh, NC) combined for 44 points as Fayetteville State recorded its highest point total of the season. Shelton scored a career-high 24 points en route to being named CIAA Player of the Week, while Tate added 20 points. The Broncos shot 47.8% (32-of-67) from the field and held Barber-Scotia to 33.8% shooting on 22-of-65 attempts.
Tuesday night will mark the 11th all-time meeting between the two teams. The Broncos hold an 8-2 series advantage over the Sabers. FSU has won the last six meetings dating back to the 1976 season. Fayetteville State won its last meeting in Concord 88-62 on Feb. 16, 2012.
The Last Meeting
November 9, 2012
FSU BRONCOS STAMPEDE BARBER-SCOTIA 83-63 ON HOME OPENER
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Fayetteville State's Tyrell Tate and Anthony Shelton combined their talents to stampede Barber-Scotia 83-63 in Felton J. Capel Arena. The duo scored more than half (44 points) of the Broncos points on opening night. Shelton led the first half with 21 of his 24 points as FSU led at halftime 44-42. Tate dominated the second half with 14 of his 20 points.
Shelton and Tate are the only two Broncos this season averaging double-figures in points per game. Shelton is currently averaging a team-high, and seventh-best in the CIAA, 18.3 points per game, while Tate has chipped in 13.5 points per contest to rank 16th in the conference. Louis Craft (Jr., Fayetteville, NC) leads the team, and is 13th in the conference, in rebounding with 6.5 per game. He is also third on the team in scoring at 8.8 points per game. Andre Best (Sr., Raleigh, NC) is first on the team, and ninth in the CIAA, in assists per game at 3.8.
Fayetteville State is averaging 71.0 points per game this season while opponents are scoring 71.7 points per contest. The Broncos are shooting 45% from the field as a team and 35% behind the three-point line.