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Charlotte cruises past UNC Asheville 77-56

Shawn Lester scored 16 points and Willie Clayton added 12 with 12 rebounds as Charlotte rolled past UNC Asheville 77-56 Sunday night. The 49ers (6-1) broke an early 4-4 tie with a 20-6 run sparked by two 3-pointers from Denzel Ingram, but UNC Asheville climbed back to cut their deficit to seven at the half. Charlotte pushed the lead in the second half as a quick 10-0 run gave them...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Charlotte beats Michigan with last second tip in

The Charlotte 49ers have just won the 2013 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament by knocking off No. 14 Michigan. It is the second Sunday in a row on which the Wolverines have suffered defeat, as they lost to Iowa State in Ames last weekend. On Charlotte’s final possession of the game, tied 61-61, Terrence Williams found himself underneath the hoop with just seconds left, and quickly...
Via College Spun
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: K-State falls to Charlotte 68-61 in San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Mike Thorne had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Denzel Ingram added 12 as UNC Charlotte held off a late second half charge and beat Kansas State 68-61 in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan on Thursday. Charlotte led by as many as 13 points in the second half and won their second straight despite being held under 80 points for the first...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte beats East Tennessee State 80-75

Mike Thorne Jr. and Pierria Henry each had 17 points on Friday night to help lift Charlotte over East Tennessee State 80-75. Thorne's offensive rebound and layup at 7:50 in the first half put the 49ers up 21-18 and they never trailed again despite a strong effort by Kinard Gadsen-Gilliard, who came off the bench to lead the Buccaneers with 31 points and five rebounds. Charlotte...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte 49ers guard Pierria Henry sent to hospital in loss to St. Louis

Charlotte's Pierria Henry, the player who shot all those free throws to beat Richmond, has been hospitalized with a chest injury.
Via Gamedayr
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Future bright for Charlotte on shoulders of Henry, Clayton

In what can only be described as a roller coaster type year, the 2012-2013 season came to an end for the Charlotte 49ers – for now, anyway; the Niners will still await a call to either the NIT or CBI – following a 72-55 loss to the Saint Louis Billikens Friday afternoon in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. While Charlotte fans are sad to see a once promising season...
Via College Chalktalk
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 16 Saint Louis 72, Charlotte 55

Dwayne Evans played through foul trouble to score 25 points on near-perfect shooting, and top-seeded Saint Louis pulled away early to beat Charlotte 72-55 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday. The 16th-ranked Billikens (25-6) ensured the 49ers would not be making any crazy comebacks this time by forcing 20 turnovers and turning them into 21 points. A day earlier...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

SLU handles Charlotte in A-10 tourney

NEW YORK (AP) Dwayne Evans played through foul trouble to score 25 points on near-perfect shooting, and top-seeded Saint Louis pulled away early to beat Charlotte 72-55 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday. The 16th-ranked Billikens (25-6) ensured the 49ers would not be making any crazy comebacks this time by forcing 20 turnovers and turning them into 21 points...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

SLU gets rematch with Charlotte in A-10 tourney

(AP) -- 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 15, 2013  |  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...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick hitters: A10 Tourney opens with strange and controversial finish

(Credit: Sam Roberts) In the opening game of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Tournament, a strange, final 4.7 seconds resulted in Charlotte emerging victorious in a game where they seemed destined for defeat. Here’s what you need to know about the game.  Charlotte pounded Richmond on the boards, but Richmond committed just three turnovers to stay in it.  Any other recap material you’re...
Via College Chalktalk
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte 52, Saint Joseph's 40

Pierria Henry and Willie Clayton scored 12 points each, and Charlotte made an 11-2 run late in the second half to beat St. Joseph's 52-40 Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. Chris Braswell had 10 points, and Henry pulled down 11 rebounds for his third double-double this season for the 49ers (20-10, 8-8), who have won two straight after four consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bench mob propels Billikens past Charlotte

ST. LOUIS -- The late Rick Majerus had a saying. Well, he had many sayings, but one that often times gets quoted around Saint Louis University is starting is for high school. A philosophy of sorts that focused zero on who started the game, but rather who finished and those 39 minutes 58 seconds in between. The Billikens truly embodied that philosophy on Saturday night against the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte 49er Demario Mayfield got legally high for this dunk against Radford last night

Hop, skip, and a jump: Charlotte 49er's junior guard Demario Mayfield soars through the lane and throws it down vs. Radford. Charlotte beat Radford, 68-52 **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe,... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Undefeated Niners’ growth continues in win over Chippewas

When you hustle and play with the electrical charge that the Charlotte 49ers have played with so far this season, inevitably somewhere there is going to be a scrum and  there will be a crossroads in a game where you have to circle the wagons, band together and make things happen to pull out a win. That scenario played out Saturday in UNCC’s 78-66 victory over Central Michigan...
Via College Chalktalk
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Guard Pierria Henry Connected with Forward Darion Clark on a breakaway Alley-Oop

Charlotte 49er guard Pierria Henry connected with forward Darion Clark on a beautiful breakaway alley-oop last night during their victory over Davidson. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

DeMario Mayfield to miss Niners’ exhibition opener with ankle injury

Charlotte just announced that  junior guard DeMario Mayfield (Royston, Ga.) will miss the Pfeiffer exhibition game (November 1) due to a high right ankle sprain that occurred in practice last week. He has been vigorously rehabbing the injury. Last season, in his first year with the 49ers, Mayfield finished third on the team in scoring at 11.2 points per game.  He sat out the 2010...
Via College Chalktalk
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

PG Briscoe leaving 49ers basketball program

Junior guard Jamar Briscoe has left the Charlotte 49ers program. The 49ers say Briscoe has been granted a release to speak with other schools in order to transfer. Coach Alan Major says in a statement that he appreciates Briscoe's contribution to the program. Briscoe transferred to Charlotte from North Carolina Central following the 2008-09 season to play for coach Bobby Lutz...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Saint Louis rallies to beat Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Cody Ellis came off the bench to score 17 points and Saint Louis held off a late rally to beat Charlotte 68-67 on Saturday. Mike McCall Jr. finished with 16 points, Brian Conklin had 14 and Kwamain Mitchell added 13 for the Billikens (14-4, 2-2 Atlantic 10), who fought back from a 14-point deficit in the first half to lead by as many as 13 with four minutes...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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