RALEIGH, NC – The Shaw University men's and women's basketball teams will travel to Fayetteville State University on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division doubleheader with the women's game at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game at 7:30 p.m. in Felton J. Capel Arena.
The game will provide live coverage on www.shawbears.com. Live audio for the women's game will be featured on WHSA, while the men's game will be found here with play-by-play commentary from Donal Ware and Michael Rochelle.
Fans can follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.
LADY BEARS vs. LADY BRONCOS
In its last meeting, the Lady Bears came out on top with a 71-67 victory over FSU back on Jan. 25 inside C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium. Four Lady Bears had scored in double figures in that contest led by junior LaQuisha Taylor (Charlotte, NC) who finished with 20 points.
Shaw (10-16, 7-7 CIAA) have won its third consecutive division game, with its most recent at rival Saint Augustine's last weekend by the score of 79-49. Taylor led all scorers with 24 points and 13 rebounds.
FSU (6-17, 4-10 CIAA) stands 2-6 within the division. The Lady Broncos are coming off an 80-69 loss to Winston-Salem State at home last weekend. Shantel Bennett finished with a game-high 15 points.
The Lady Bears are currently in third place in division standings with a 5-3 mark, while the Lady Broncos stand 2-6 overall for fifth place.
BEARS vs. BRONCOS
The last meeting between the Bears and Broncos saw Shaw suffer a buzzer-beater loss by the Broncos, 72-70 in Spaulding. That victory had snapped a three-game winning skid for the Bears and first loss within the division back on Jan. 25.
The Bears (12-12, 8-6 CIAA) heads to Fayetteville with hopes of bouncing back from a 66-59 loss at rival Saint Augustine's last Saturday. Senior Benji Bell (Gainesville, FL) tallied a team-best 21 points and seven rebounds in the loss.
The Broncos (10-13 overall, 6-8 in the CIAA) suffered a 76-65 loss to WSSU last weekend. The loss dropped FSU to 4-4 within the division. Joshua Dawson scored a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds.
Shaw sits atop in the division with a 6-2 record, a win at FSU could claim the Bears its first division title for the first time the since 2011-12 season.
Following Wednesday's action, Shaw will return home for its season finale on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. versus Johnson C. Smith University.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw basketball and its 11 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.