Written by Antoine Lynch, Athletics Media Specialist
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University men's basketball team will travel the short distance to rival Saint Augustine's Saturday, Jan. 25 for a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division match up inside Emery Gymnasium. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.
Live coverage will be available on www.shawbears.com as well as www.saintaugfalcons.com.
The Bears enter the contest at 4-15 overall, 1-8 (CIAA) and 0-5 Southern Division play, most recently falling on the road to Bluefield State College Wednesday, Jan. 22 by the score of 92-81.
Junior guard Greyson Kelley (Raleigh, NC) enters the contest averaging 20.4 points per game which ranks third overall in the CIAA. Kelley also leads the conference in free throw percentage at 89-percent. Senior sharpshooter DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) follows at 16.4 points per game while leading the CIAA in three pointers made and three-point field goal percentage. Freshman guard Nigel Martin (Cleveland, OH) rounds out the double figure scorers at 15.5 points per game while also leading the Bears on the glass collecting seven rebounds per game.
Offensively, the Bears are averaging 80.6 points per game while shooting 42-percent from the floor. Shaw continues to trend towards the top of the CIAA overall in three-point shooting at 37-percent per contest while leading in overall three-point attempts made.
Saint Augustine (6-11, 1-6 CIAA, 1-3 Southern Division) enters Saturday's matchup coming off a nail-biting 72-69 win at Livingstone College on Jan. 22. The SAU lineup features two double figure scorers with Gary Jefferson and Jalen Gaddy averaging 13.9 and 13.2 points per game respectively. The Falcons are shooting 44-percent from the floor while connecting on 36-percent of the shots from long range.
The rivalry between the Bears and Falcons has been as even as possible with the two teams splitting the last 22 meetings at 11-11. The squads faced each other three times last season with Shaw coming away with two victories with the last being at the 2019 CIAA Tournament with the Bears winning 62-55 on their way to a CIAA Championship game appearance.
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