CHARLOTTE 49ERS NEWS

Ajukwa, Davis combine for 56, Charlotte thumps FIU, 95-80

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Austin Ajukwa and Jon Davis combined to score 56 points as Charlotte rolled past Florida International, 95-80 in a Conference USA battle Saturday night. Ajukwa hit 13 of 16 shots from the field, including 3 of 5 from beyond the 3-point arc, to score a career-high 30 points. He also grabbed 11 rebounds. Davis pumped in 26 points, hitting 8 of 14 from the field...
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February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Vanhook powers Charlotte past East Carolina 76-64

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Anthony Vanhook had 13 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists on Thursday night and Charlotte beat East Carolina 76-64. Jon Davis added 24 points and five assists, and Braxton Ogbueze and Hudson Price added 11 points each for the 49ers (3-0). Charlotte took the lead for good at 56-54 on Hudson Price's 3-pointer with 7:41 left. The teams traded baskets and...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee beats Charlotte 79-61 in C-USA tourney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Reggie Upshaw had 17 of his 27 points in the second half Thursday night and Middle Tennessee beat Charlotte 79-61 in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals. Perrin Buford added 22 points and Giddy Potts scored 18 for the No. 2 seed Blue Raiders (22-9), who advanced to a semifinal matchup with the Marshall-UTEP winner. Middle Tennessee had a 27-2 run...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ogbueze scores 30, with 8 3s and Charlotte beats Rice 88-75

HOUSTON (AP) Braxton Ogbueze scored 30 points, a first for the junior, and drained eight 3-pointers - the point total and the treys both career highs - and Charlotte defeated Rice 88-75 on Thursday night. Four of Ogbueze's 3-pointers came in the second half as Charlotte battled Rice for the lead. Ogbueze hit two 3-pointers and a jumper on three consecutive possessions early in...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte rallies to 88-78 win over UTEP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Braxton Ogbueze scored 24 points and grabbed five rebounds as Charlotte rallied to an 88-78 win over UTEP on Saturday night. Ogbueze was 9 of 17 from the field including four from distance for the 49ers (12-17, 8-8 Conference USA). Andrien White added 22 points, Joseph Uchebo had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Curran Scott had 12 points. Charlotte trailed...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte edges Texas-San Antonio 114-108 in 2OT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Joseph Uchebo scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to set a school record for rebounds during the Conference USA season and Charlotte rallied to beat Texas-San Antonio 114-108 in the second overtime on Thursday night. Jon Davis scored 21 points and his 3-pointer with a minute left in 2OT gave the 49ers (11-17, 7-8) a 109-103 lead. Curran Scott had a steal...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte hits century mark again, beats North Texas 103-79

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Braxton Ogbueze scored 19 points and Charlotte hit 14 3-pointers in taking a 103-79 victory over North Texas on Saturday. Ogbueze made five 3-pointers for the 49ers (10-15, 6-6 Conference USA), who hit the 100-point mark for the second straight game and fourth time this season. Joseph Uchebo and Curran Scott added 15 points each, Andrien White had four 3...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte hits 17 treys to rally for 102-73 win over Rice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Braxton Ogbueze and Andrien White scored 20 points each, combining for 11 of a school-record-tying 17 3-pointers, and Charlotte rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to roll over Rice 102-73 Thursday night. White hit six 3-pointers, Ogbueze five and the 49ers made 17 of 29 for 59 percent. Jon Davis added 17 points and 10 assists and Joseph Uchebo 10 points...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Freeman Powers Old Dominion Past Charlotte, 74-69

Charlotte guard Jon Davis drains a free throw in Saturday night's game.  (Brian Wilmer/CHD)Brian WilmerFollow @sportsmatters CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Accentuate the positive. Easier said than done, sure, but Charlotte coach Mark Price is gradually finding ways to do so.  Admittedly, Price’s team struggled to contain Old Dominion redshirt senior Trey Freeman – he hit the final shot of...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte rolls to 92-72 win over North Carolina A&T

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Joseph Uchebo scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Charlotte rolled to 92-72 win over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night. Uchebo was 9 of 10 from the field for the 49ers (8-14). Anthony Vanhook added 13 points, three rebounds and seven assists, and Braxton Ogbueze and Jon Davis each had 12 points, three rebounds and five assists. Charlotte...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte holds off FIU 72-69, wins 3rd straight

MIAMI (AP) Joseph Uchebo scored 19 points, including 17 in the second half as Charlotte maintained a slim lead defeating Florida International 72-69 on Thursday night, winning a third straight game. Uchebo scored the first six points for Charlotte (7-13, 4-4 Conference USA) after halftime, and capped a 6-2 run midway through the second half that put the 49ers ahead 54-50 with...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Davis scores 23 points as Charlotte upends W. Kentucky 88-71

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jon Davis scored 23 points as Charlotte upended Western Kentucky 88-71 on Saturday night. Davis finished with 9-of-12 shooting from the field including four 3-pointers for the 49ers (6-13, 3-4 Conference USA). Braxton Ogbueze added 19 points, Curran Scott had 15 points and Joseph Uchebo had 14 points and led the team with 13 rebounds. Charlotte opened the...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee beats Charlotte 73-72 with late free throw

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Giddy Potts scored a career-high 29 points and Reggie Upshaw made a free throw to break a tie with five seconds remaining to give Middle Tennessee a 73-72 victory over Charlotte on Thursday night. Charlotte (4-12, 1-3 Conference USA) scored four straight points to take a 71-69 lead but Darnell Harris made a 3-pointer with 49 seconds left. Curran Scott made...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte hangs on to beat Southern Miss 82-76

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Jon Davis scored 18 points in Charlotte's 82-76 win over Southern Mississippi on Thursday night. The 49ers (4-10, 1-1 Conference USA) led by two with a minute left then made 11 free throws to hold off the Eagles (3-10, 0-2). Four free throws came after Southern Miss coach Doc Sadler was given two technicals with 19 seconds to go. Braxton Ogbueze added...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois C Mike Thorne tears meniscus, out for season

Illinois’ injury woes continued today as it was learned that starting center Mike Thorne has a torn meniscus and will be out for the rest of the 2015-16 season after undergoing surgery Monday. Vinnie Duber of CSN Chicago reported the unfortunate news. A transfer from Charlotte, Thorne was doing great work for the Illini to the tune of 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. At 6-foot...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Elon breezes past Charlotte, 86-74

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Dmitri Thompson scored 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to help lead Elon to an 86-74 win over Charlotte in the season opener on Friday night. Tyler Seibring and Tanner Samson each added 12 points for the Phoenix, who shot 47.8 percent from the field while holding the 49ers to just 36.9 percent. Elon opened the game on a 10-1 run,...
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November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Basketball: Pierria Henry trying to lockdown a roster spot

As summer league in the NBA begins tomorrow a lot of undrafted free agents are looking to find a spot on a NBC team. Point guard Pierria Henry of the Charlotte 49ers basketball team was the only player from last year’s team to make it on a summer league roster. He was invited to join the Houston Rockets for an extended look this summer. He has all of the tools to make the team. His...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte forward Willie Clayton transferring to Georgia State

  Charlotte forward Willie Clayton is transferring to Georgia State to play his final college season. The 6-foot-7 Clayton started 22 games for the 49ers last season, averaging 7.3 points and ranking 13th in Conference USA in rebounding at 6.3 per game. He decided to finish his career closer to home, having played at Thomasville (Ga.) High School. Clayton will start classes at Georgia...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte vs. Richmond game ends with 3 technical fouls, 11 free throws in just 4.7 seconds (VIDEO)

Basketball purists say that they don’t like to see games decided on free throws.  But on Tuesday, the First Round game of the Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament between Charlotte and Richmond was clinched by Charlotte with an astounding 11 free throws in the final 4.7 seconds. Here’s how it played out: With 4.7 seconds remaining and Richmond leading by three, Richmond fouled Charlotte...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte 76, East Carolina 64

Chris Braswell had 18 points and seven rebounds as Charlotte held off East Carolina for a 76-64, nonconference victory Saturday night. Charlotte moved to 7-0, the best start in program history. The team had finished 6-0 three times previously, most recently in 1987-88. Braswell hit 5 of 8 from the field and 8 of 10 from the free-throw line. Willie Clayton had 14 points and 13 rebounds...
Via FOX Sports
December 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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