For the third time in three years, Livingstone and Bowie State faced off in the Spectrum Arena with their seasons on the line. This year’s version resulted in Livingstone winning over Bowie State, 79-74.
The win keeps LC’s season alive and earns a matchup against CIAA North winner Virginia State on Friday
The first half was a defensive battle. Scoreless for the first two minutes, BSU and LC tied at nine points with 11:50 to go in the half. A slight run from LC put them up 17-13, but BSU evened it out at 18 with 6:20 to go before halftime. After four more lead changes and tied scores, LC went into the half trailing BSU 31-29.
After the half is when the game really kicked off. Livingstone continued to trail for the first ten
The Blue Bears put up five unanswered, but a three-ball from the Bulldogs brought their trail back down to two points with 3:20 to go. A three-pointer from Roger Ray gave LC the lead back that they would not surrender for the rest of the game. BSU narrowly trailed 77-74 with 14 seconds left, but Ray went to
LC has lost the last three times these teams met, most recently falling 82-71 at home to VSU in January. It’s March now, though, and anything is possible in tournament basketball. The semifinal match-up will start at 7 PM on AspireTV and the CIAA Sports Network.