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CHARLOTTE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Thorne commits to Illinois; Kentucky and Kansas showed interest

According to multiple media reports, Charlotte graduate transfer Mike Thorne has committed to Illinois. BREAKING: Charlotte transfer Mike Thorne has committed to Illinois, source told @CBSSports. Eligible immediately. Story coming. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 18, 2015 Mike Thorne committed to Illinois, a source tells Scout. Graduate transfer from Charlotte. Can play right...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Thorne visiting Kentucky, Kansas and others

 If Kentucky misses out on several 2015 recruits they’re targeting, adding a graduate transfer looks to be a real possibility. Charlotte center Mike Thorne Jr. plans to graduate in May and play his final season at a different school. Kentucky is one school he’s interested in, and now it looks as though the  6-foot-11, 270-pound […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte’s inconsistency linked to turnovers

Send to Kindle Credit: Sam Roberts Sometimes a single basketball program inside of a conference can define the ebbs and flows of that conference throughout a season.  Charlotte’s 49ers, back in CUSA in the second year of their second run, show that philosophy.  For example, Rice lost a hard-fought 66-63 decision at North Texas last weekend.  Now as those two Texas teams came...
Via College Chalktalk
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Gator pg off to good start in Charlotte

After just one season at Florida, former Gator point guard Braxton Ogbueze appears to have found a home back home at UNC Charlotte. In four games starting at point guard for the 49ers, Ogbueze is averaging 13 points and 1.8 assists. The Charlotte native scored a career-high 26 points against Penn State and is shooting 45.5 percent (5-11) from 3-point range. Ogbueze left UF following...
Via Gatorsports.com - Hoops Scoop
November 24, 2014

Middle Tennessee wins 20th, tops Charlotte, 71-49

Middle Tennessee took a 10-point lead at intermission thanks to back-to-back 3-pointers by Marcus Tarrance and rolled to its 20th win of the season with a 71-49 victory at Charlotte Thursday night. With their eighth straight conference win, the Blue Raiders (20-7, 10-2 C-USA) maintained a share of the Conference USA top spot with four games remaining in the regular season. The win...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Miss rolls past Charlotte 81-64

Jerrold Brooks scored 19 points to lead Southern Miss to its seventh straight win with an 81-64 victory over Charlotte on Sunday. Jeremiah Eason scored at the 10:18 mark in the first half, sparking a 21-8 run to give Southern Miss a 41-22 halftime lead. Brooks hit a 3-pointer to stretch the lead to 50-30 with 14:36 to play. Michael Craig scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Charlotte hangs on to down Kansas State 68-61

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 time this season. Nigel...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 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
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