RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University men's basketball team hosts Washington Adventist University on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. inside the historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium for Greek Night and their nonconference season finale.
Due to limited seating, all fans are asked to arrive early. Tuesday's game will offer live coverage on www.shawbears.com. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.
This will be the second meeting between both teams this season. Shaw earned a 75-69 road win over the Shock on Dec. 17.
The Bears are coming off a 79-69 conference win at Winston-Salem State on Saturday. Senior Savon Goodman (Philadelphia, PA) turned in a 23-point performance and eight rebounds in just 20 minutes of action due to early on foul trouble. Senior Krishaun Myers (Pompano Beach, FL) scored 20 points on 4-of-7 shooting from down town and four steals off the bench while senior DeAngelo Stephens-Bell (Jacksonville, FL) chipped in 15 points, six assist and five rebounds in the win.
Shaw averages 80.9 ppg, shooting 47.8-percent from the field, and 34.7-percent from the 3-point line and 70.4-percent from the free-throw line. Four players are averaging double-figure scoring for the Bears, led by Stephens-Bell 18.6 ppg. Stephens-Bell also tops Shaw in assist 5.1. Goodman ranks second on the team 18.4 ppg and tops the Bears in rebounds at 9.6 rbg. Sophomore DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) adds 14.1 ppg and Myers contributes 13.9 ppg.
WAU is 9-12 on the season but have won their last three outings, including a 72-70 win at the Apprentice School on Sunday. Charles Vines leads the team in scoring, averaging 15.2 ppg while Elijah Maynard and Jawaun Wilson contribute 11.8 and 11.5 ppg. Elijah Kess posts 10.1 to round out the double figure scoring for WAU.
The Shock have allowed their opponents to score 76.8 ppg while they post just 68.5 points per night.
Tuesday's game will be the third time both teams meet in program history. Shaw has won the last two meetings for a 2-0 all-time against Washington Adventist.
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