MEN’S BASKETBALL RETURNS HOME TO FACE LIVINGSTONE WEDNESDAY

MEN’S BASKETBALL RETURNS HOME TO FACE LIVINGSTONE WEDNESDAY

Written by Antoine Lynch, Athletics Media Specialist

 

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University men's basketball team returns to the historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium to host Livingstone College in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division matchup. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.

 

Live coverage will be available on the Shaw Bears Sports Network with Donal Ware and Daimeon S. Banks calling the action which can be found on www.shawbears.com under the "Gameday Central" tab.

 

The Bears will be looking for revenge against Livingstone as the Blue Bears took the first meeting between the two squads 107-85 on Dec. 19 in Salisbury, NC.

 

The Bears enter the contest at 4-11 overall, 1-7 (CIAA) and 0-4 in Southern Division play after recently falling to Fayetteville State University Saturday, 85-77 in Fayetteville, NC.

 

Junior guard Greyson Kelley (Raleigh, NC) leads Shaw on offense averaging 19.6 points per game which ranks third overall in the CIAA.  Freshman guard Nigel Martin (Cleveland, OH) follows with 15.6 points per contest which ranks him top-10 in the CIAA. After a slow start to the season, senior guard DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) adds 14.8 per contest, most recently finishing with a season-high 36 points in the Bears last outing at FSU.

 

The Bears are averaging 80.5 points per game offensively while shooting 43-percent from the floor. Shaw continues to trend towards the top of the CIAA in three-point shooting at 38-percent per contest.

 

Livingstone College (8-7, 4-4 CIAA, 1-1 Southern Division) enters Wednesday's matchup coming off an 87-79 loss to Elizabeth City State Saturday afternoon on the road. The Blue Bears have currently dropped three-straight contests.  Livingstone features the second leading scorer in the CIAA in Roger Ray who is averaging 20.7 points per outing. Lydell Elmore rounds out the double-figure scoring for the Blue Bears with 17.1 points per contest.

 

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw athletics and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.