RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University Bears will meet Clayton State University for the fourth time in school history on Wednesday, Nov. 29 as the Bears will look to snap a three-game losing skid with a tough road test against a talented Lakers squad inside Loch Gymnasium. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.
Wednesday' contest will be a rematch of last season's clash, where Shaw took down the Lakers inside Spaulding for a 77-75 victory. The first-ever meeting between the two squads occurred on Dec. 18, 2009. The Bears earned a 68-64 win over the Lakers on the road but the next year, CSU evened the series with a 66-65 edge over Shaw also at the Loch.
Shaw enters Wednesday's game with a 2-4 mark on the year, having lost to Francis Marion on Nov. 21 by the score of 103-88. Sophomore DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) poured in 33 points and gathered five steals while senior DeAngelo Stephens-Bell (Jacksonville, FL) hauled in 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the loss.
The Bears shot a season-best 94 percent from the free-throw line but Shaw was outrebounded 39-26 and outscored 17-2 in second chance opportunities.
Clayton State (2-1) downed King, 83-68 for their second win on the season on Nov. 25. The win featured three players in double figure scoring led by Jamil McKee who registered 16 points and 14 rebounds. As a team, the Lakers have averaged 78.7 points per game while its opponents have put up 79.3 points. CSU is shooting 46 percent from the floor, including 41 percent from behind the arc and 67 percent at the free-throw line. Their only loss came against Queens University of Charlotte.
Live coverage of the game can be found on www.shawbears.com.
Following Wednesday's game, Shaw will return home to host Virginia Union University on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
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