Appalachian State Winston-Salem State Basketball

Appalachian State senior guard Ronshad Shabazz (2) dribbles around Winston-Salem State freshman guard Xavier Fennell (12) in the second half of an NCAA men's basketball game Monday night, Nov. 26, 2018, at Appalachian State's Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, N.C. 

Appalachian State's Ronshad Shabazz had a career night on Thursday. 

The senior guard went off for 47 points while hitting 10 3-pointers in a 81-75 loss to UL Monroe.

In the game, Shabazz became only the second Mountaineer to reach 2,000 career points. He hit the mark on a 3-pointer with 2:26 remaining. Shabazz currently has 2,007 career points with three regular season games left to play.

Shabazz trails only Donald Sims on the Mountaineers career scoring list. Sims, a guard who played from 2007 to 2011, finished with 2,185 points. 

Shabazz also tied the school record for made 3 pointers in a game. He tied the record set by Nate Cranford, who hit 10 against Chattanooga on Jan. 6, 2007. 

Against the Warhawks, Shabazz scored his points on 30 shots in 37 minutes. He shot 56.7 percent from the field and 58.8 percent from the arc. He also grabbed five rebounds.

Shabazz's 47-point output is the fourth-highest game total in school history. The top mark is 56 points by Stan Davis in 1974. Second and third place belong to John Pyecha, who scored 50 points against Western Carolina in 1955 then chipped in 49 against Barton a month later.

The senior guard is the second player to hit 40 points this decade. Sims scored 40 against Mississippi State and 44 against Davidson in 2010.

App State (9-19, 4-11 Sun Belt Conference) has only three regular season games left. The Mountaineers are in danger of missing out on the Sun Belt Tournament.

Only 10 of the 12 teams advance. Currently, Troy and Appalachian are sitting on the outside. 

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