FSUBRONCOSDOTCOM The CIAA Basketball Tournament will be held in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC
The CIAA Basketball Tournament will be held in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC

Feb. 24, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC - The CIAA Tournament Bracket is set with Fayetteville State prepping for the programs fourth conference title and second under Head Coach Eva Patterson-Heath.

The Lady Broncos finished the CIAA Southern Division with the same record as Shaw University; with both teams splitting head-to-head during the regular season. Fayetteville State (22-4 overall, 14-2 CIAA, 8-2 Division) defeated St. Augustine's 77-63 yesterday to secure a one-game conference lead over the Bears and sole rights to the Divisional Crown.

As the No. 1 Seed from the South, Fayetteville State will receive a bye in the tourney's first round and face the winner of the #4N Lincoln (Pa.) vs. #5S Johnson C. Smith game on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 pm. The winner will move forward to play the winner of the #2N Virginia Union vs. #3N Virginia State/#6S Livingstone games at 1:00pm on Friday.

Fayetteville State faced the Lady Lions of Lincoln (Pa.) earlier this season in Felton J. Capel Arena. The Lady Broncos surged past Lincoln (Pa.) 72-59 in the January 10th match-up. FSU led at halftime 38-31. Four of the five FSU starters scored in double-digits. Kristen Hanzer (senior - Youngsville, NC), the CIAA Player of the Year, topped all with 18 points.

FSU swept the Lady Golden Bulls by scores of 71-62 and 81-48. The Lady Broncos overcame a two-point halftime deficit (32-30) to pick up the victory. Kristen Hanzer scored a game-high 19 points.

As the Lady Broncos analyze the bracket and possible future opponents, FSU defeated #2N Virginia Union on January 12th 76-51 and #3N Virginia State 57-51 on January 5th. FSU split with divisional opponent Livingstone with an 83-78 loss in Salisbury and 79-49 victory at home on February 13.

Under Eva Patterson-Heath, Fayetteville State defeated Bowie State 66-50 for the 2010 CIAA crown in her inaugural collegiate season. The Lady Broncos failed in the first round in 2011 and 12 to Virginia State (65-44) and Chowan (51-50).



Tournament tickets are still available for purchase by visiting the CIAA Tournament website: or 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 All games and post game press conferences will be streamed live online. To follow visit:

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

1:00, 3:00pm

7:00pm, 9:00pm

Saturday, March 2
Women's Final- 5:00pm
Men's Final- 8:30pm