Saint Louis enters as the top seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament, but Charlotte's wild win to open it was the talk of the event.
The 49ers are hoping that victory gives them momentum heading into Friday's quarterfinal matchup with the 16th-ranked Billikens at the Barclays Center.
Charlotte (21-10) won 68-63 over Richmond in Thursday's first round. The 49ers trailed 63-60 with 4.7 seconds to go before a controversial finish that featured three technical fouls on the Spiders, leading to eight made free throws from Pierria Henry over the rest of the contest.
The craziness began when Richmond fouled Henry to prevent Charlotte from attempting a tying 3-pointer. After Henry made the front end of a one-and-one, the Spiders' Derrick Williams and Charlotte's Willie Clayton got tangled as they set up for a potential rebound, and Williams was called for a technical for shoving Clayton to the floor.
Henry made three more free throws and the 49ers retained possession. He hoisted a 3-point at...