Charlotte 70, Wright St. 66

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 26, 2011
Chris Braswell scored 22 points and Charlotte defeated Wright State 70-66 on Saturday night. The 49ers shot 55.8 percent (24 of 43) from the field in the win. DeMario Mayfield added 14 points and Jamar Briscoe had 13 from the bench for Charlotte. Javarris Barnett helped Charlotte outrebound Wright State 34-29 by grabbing 10 boards. Charlotte (3-2) opened the game with two Braswell buckets and a Derrio Green 3-pointer to take a 7-0 lead before Julius Mays hit a 3-pointer of his own to get Wright State on the board. Mays finished with 25 points for the Raiders. Wright State (2-4) had 10 steals and forced Charlotte to commit 20 turnovers, but the Raiders shot only 36.7 percent (22 of 60) from the field and 65 percent (13 of 20) from the free throw line. The Raiders never led, drawing within one, 23-22, before Charlotte pulled away.
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