RALEIGH, NC – Shaw University will pay a visit to Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) foe Livingstone College on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Salisbury, NC for a Southern Division basketball doubleheader with the women's game scheduled for 2 p.m. and the men's game at 4 p.m. in New Trent Gymnasium.
The women's game can be heard live on WSHA with Donal Ware providing play-by-play commentary and Michael Rochelle as the color analyst. The men's game can be heard here. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.
Both the Bears and Lady Bears (7-16, 4-7 CIAA) are coming off losses to conference foe Virginia State Wednesday. The Lady Bears folded to the Trojans by the score of 69-57 with junior LaQuisha Taylor (Charlotte, NC) leading the way with 22 points and six rebounds. Taylor averages 21.0 points per game for Shaw and grabs 9.4 rebounds per outing.
The Lady Blue Bears (12-9, 7-4 CIAA) enter Saturday's game on a four-game win-streak after defeating Chowan, 90-83 on Jan. 30. LC has four players averaging double figures in scoring led by Zena Lovette who averages 17.6 points per game.
In division standings, Shaw is currently in fourth place with a 2-3 record while Livingstone stands in second at 4-1. In the last meeting, Shaw suffered an 88-73 loss in Spaulding to the visiting Lady Blue Bears.
The Bears (10-11, 6-5 CIAA) nearly beat the defending CIAA men's basketball champions of VSU Wednesday night. Shaw had the Trojans on the ropes before coming up short in a 75-69 decision. Senior Joshua Cassady (Raleigh, NC) led the way with 21 points and five rebounds. Shaw has four players scoring in double digits, including senior Benji Bell (Gainesville, FL) who averages a team-best at 17.2 points per game.
In its last outing, the Blue Bears (8-13, 5-6 CIAA) suffered a 95-77 loss to Chowan on Jan. 30. Eric Dortch-Jones scored a team-best 17 points for LC. Four players post double digits in scoring, led by David Duncan with 12.9 points per game.
This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season, Shaw defeated LC 82-79 in Spaulding on Jan. 23. Saturday's game will be a battle for both teams as each team holds a 4-1 record within division.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw basketball and its 11 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.