CIAA Player of the Year Malik Alvin and his All-CIAA teammate Tony Smith paced Shaw as they downed Saint Augustine’s 64-62 in a thriller played at a packed Emery Gymnasium on Thursday night. With the win, #6 Shaw completes an undefeated CIAA season and wins their 20th in a row.
The Bears improve to 24-2 on the season, 16-0 in the CIAA and 10-0 in the Southern Division. The Falcons even their record at 13-13, 8-8 in the conference and 3-7 in the division.
“This means we have a very good team and a very good coaching staff,” said Shaw head coach Cleo Hill, Jr. “This has been a magical season and I didn’t think we’d come this far and lose to a cross-town rival. That said, they (Saint Augustine’s) played with a lot of pride and a very good game plan.”