The Blue Bears shot 39.7 percent from the field versus the Trojans 45 percent. The Blue Bears did outplay Virginia State in the paint and scored 30 points to the Trojans’ 22 points.
The loss drops the Blue Bears to 11-3 overall and 3-2 in the league.
Livingstone will return to action Monday, January 14 as they face Chowan University in a CIAA crossover competition. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m.