RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University men's basketball team dropped a 78-64 decision to Fayetteville State University in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division matchup inside historic C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium Wednesday evening.
The Bears drop to 5-21 overall, 2-14 in the CIAA while the Broncos improve to 20-7 overall and are now 9-7 in the CIAA.
Shaw held a brief and early lead at 5-2 before FSU took control of the contest for the remainder of the evening. The Broncos held a 24-10 lead over Shaw at the 10:04 mark before extending its lead to 35-18 with 5:00 left before the break. Senior guard DaVaughn Kelsie (Richmond, VA) was a bright spot for the Bears scoring the first eight points for Shaw but that wouldn't be enough as the Bears trailed 42-26 at the half.
FSU controlled the beginning of the second stanza, jumping out to a 50-32 lead. The Bears were able to trim the Broncos lead to 54-43 with 12:20 left but came up empty on three straight possessions to cut the FSU lead to 10 before FSU responded with a costly three-pointer. From there FSU would milk the clock to cruise to the 14-point victory.
Shaw closes out the regular season Saturday, Jan. 22 at Johnson C. Smith. Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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