RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University built as much as a 19-point first-half lead and went on to take a 90-79 victory over the Benedict College Tigers in a non-conference men’s basketball game in their final game of 2022.
Benedict falls to 4-6 on the season. Shaw improves to 6-7.
The Tigers cut the lead to 18-12 on a Gob Gabriel layup with 11:35 left in the first half. The Bears went on a 15-2 run over the next four minutes to build a 33-14 lead. Benedict was able to trim the lead to 42-37 at the half after Calvin McCutcheon hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Benedict went on a 10-0 run in the second half to cut Shaw’s 15-point lead to five points, 71-66, with 5:41 left to play, but the Tigers couldn’t get any closer. Two free throws by Gabriel made it 77-70 with 4:07 remaining, but the Bears hit a 3-pointer to push the lead back to 10 points.
Benedict returns to action on Jan. 2, 2023, with a home game against Spring Hill College at 7:30 p.m.