RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University men's and women's basketball programs will host Livingstone College on Wednesday, Feb. 7 for Blackout in honor of Black History Month. The women's game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the men's game at 8 p.m.
All fans are encourage to wear black to the games in celebration of Black History Month. Live coverage will be available online at www.shawbears.com. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.
The Women's Game: The Lady Bears (5-17, 2-9 CIAA) have lost their last five games and will look snap that five-game skid against a Lady Blue Bears (5-16, 0-11 CIAA) team that have not won conference game this season. Shaw is coming off a 78-60 loss to Johnson C. Smith on Saturday and Livingstone is coming off an 83-72 loss to Winston-Salem State. LC is currently on a 12-game losing skid.
Shaw and Livingstone split the season series a season ago. The last meeting featured the Lady Bears defeating LC 63-60 in Salisbury, N.C.
Offensively, Shaw has been led by senior LaQuisha Taylor (Charlotte, NC) at 18.4 ppg but due to injury sophomore Lervencia Johnson-Tyler (Many, LA) has led the charge with an average of 13.1 points per game in the past three games Taylor has been out.
As for the Lady Blue Bears, Kyala Searcy is their best offensive weapon, pouring in 16.6 points per game.
The Men's Game: The Bears (14-8, 7-4 CIAA) took a loss to Johnson C. Smith on Saturday, 93-83. Livingstone men have won two-straight, including a 79-73 win over Winston-Salem State on Feb. 3. In division standings, Shaw is tied for second place at 3-2 while the Blue Bears are 2-3 within Southern Division race.
This is will be the second meeting between both teams this season. Shaw defeated the Blue Bears 84-78 on the road.
Senior DeAngleo Stephens-Bell (Jacksonville, FL) posts 18.8 points per game to lead the Bears in scoring this season. Roger Ray is the team's best offensive scorer; he averages 16.2 ppg for LC.
Following Wednesday's clash, Shaw basketball will travel to Winston-Salem State on Saturday, Feb. 10 for a CIAA division doubleheader.
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