The Bowie State University Bulldogs maintained control of the Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA) after edging out conference opponent Chowan University, 58-57, on Jan. 24 in Murfreesboro, N.C.
The win lifted the Bulldogs to their fourth straight victory and a CIAA-best 16-5 overall record, 8-1 record against conference opponents.
Chowan (10-8 overall, 4-5 CIAA) scrapped with the Bulldogs throughout the game and nearly claimed the win, leading by two points during the final seconds of the game. But junior guard Julian Livingston saved the day for Bowie State by sinking a three-point shot with one second left to push the Bulldogs ahead for the one-point victory.
Livingston finished with 11 points; junior forward Justin Beck led the Bulldogs with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds. Junior forward Josh Mellette scored a game-high 14 points for Chowan.
Next: Bowie State will face its toughest CIAA competition on Jan. 28 when it takes on Virginia State (13-5 overall, 7-2 CIAA) in Bowie, Md.