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Fayetteville State takes down Virginia State in first round of CIAA Tournament

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Fayetteville State University advances to the quarterfinals of the 2011 CIAA Tournament with their victory over Virginia State University Wednesday. The Broncos defeated the Trojans 74-58 in their first round game.

Winston-Salem State received big games from players coming off of the bench on Wednesday. John Herrington and Tyrell Tate both scored 17 points and Herrington grabbed 11 rebounds for Fayetteville State.

This is a new role for Herrington. This was only the second time this season he had not started for the Broncos. Not playing to his ability has him coming off the bench.

The game was close at halftime. Fayetteville State held a slim lead 31-29 over Virginia State. In the second half, the Broncos improved their shooting and built their lead up to 17.

Virginia State was led by Justin Bess with 15 points and Christopher Graves with 12 points. Brandon Plummer added another 10 points for the Trojans.

Fayetteville State will be looking for some revenge in their quarterfinal game Thursday at 7pm in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC. The Broncos will play Winston-Salem State University who they lost to twice in the regular season. Winston-Salem State had a bye for the first round.

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