SHAW TO VISIT CROSSTOWN RIVAL SAINT AUGUSTINE’S ON SATURDAY

SHAW TO VISIT CROSSTOWN RIVAL SAINT AUGUSTINE’S ON SATURDAY

RALEIGH, NC – Both Shaw University men's and women's basketball teams will visit cross-town rival Saint Augustine's University on Saturday, Feb. 11 inside Emery Gymnasium in a highly anticipated rivalry doubleheader beginning with the women's game at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at 4 p.m.

The game will provide live statistics on www.shawbears.com. Live audio for the women's game can be found here, while the men's game will be featured on WSHA with play-by-play commentary from Donal Ware and Michael Rochelle.

Fans can follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.

 

LADY BEARS vs. LADY FALCONS

In its last meeting, the Lady Bears came out on top with a 69-57 victory over rival SAU back on Jan. 20 inside C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium. The victory extended Shaw's win-streak to 15 consecutive victories over the Lady Falcons in the last six years.

Shaw (9-16, 6-7 CIAA) won its second-straight division contest against Winston-Salem State on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Spaulding led by LaQuisha Taylor's 19 points and six rebounds. In addition, Shaw had two more players' net double digits in scoring.

SAU (3-22, 0-13 CIAA) have yet to win a conference game this season. In its last outing, the Lady Falcons loss to Johnson C. Smith Wednesday. Kaaliya Williams scored 19 points to lead the Lady Falcons.

The Lady Bears are currently in fourth place in division standings, while the Lady Falcons stand 0-7 overall for sixth place.

 

BEARS vs. FALCONS

The last meeting between the Bears and Falcons saw Shaw take down SAU 51-46 in Spaulding. That victory had snapped a three-game skid for the Bears whom had previously loss to the Falcons three consecutive times.

The Bears (12-11, 8-5 CIAA) improved to 6-1 in the division after stuffing Winston-Salem State, 86-72 Wednesday night. Shaw had five players chart double figures in scoring, led by Benji Bell (Gainesville, FL) who finished with a team-best 18 points in the win.

The Falcons (10-14 overall, 4-9 in the CIAA) have suffered six-straight losses in the division to post a 1-6 record as of Wednesday night after being taking down by Johnson C. Smith by the score of 66-61. Jquwan Ruffin scored 17 points to lead the Falcons in scoring.

Should Shaw win on Saturday, the Bears will claim the Southern Division title for the first time since the 2011-12 season under former head coach Cleo Hill, Jr.

Following Saturday's action, Shaw will travel to Fayetteville State University on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw basketball and its 11 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.