CHARLOTTE RUMORS & GOSSIP
Charlotte 49ers coach Alan Major said he has turned up the intensity in practice this week as he scrambles to find something – anything – to help end a five-game losing streak.
“We’ve maybe stoked up the competition a little bit more,” said Major, whose 49ers (14-12, 5-8) play Thursday at East Carolina (15-13, 4-9) in a Conference USA game. “It’s about us getting sharper...
As Middle Tennessee’s 71-49 Conference USA basketball victory against Charlotte wound down Thursday, the 49ers looked like they just wanted the game to be over.
The evidence for the crowd at Halton Arena was clear. The 49ers (14-11, 5-7) threw lazy passes, appeared disinterested on defense, failed to get to loose balls and missed free throws. They were the symptoms of a free-falling...
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...
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Shawn Lester is starting to figure out college basketball. And that could mean trouble for the Charlotte 49ers’ Conference USA opponents.
Lester, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard from Mooresville, leads the 49ers in scoring at 13.0 points per game and tied his career high with 24 points against Florida Atlantic in a 62-53 Charlotte victory Thursday at Halton Arena. Charlotte (13-7,...
Charlotte 49ers coach Alan Major says Florida Atlantic plays like an “international team.”
That’s no coincidence. Charlotte’s opponent Thursday at 7 p.m. in Halton Arena has four foreign players on its roster, including leading scorer Pablo Bertrone, a guard from Argentina, and leading rebounder Justin Raffington of Germany.
“They’re very skilled and crafty,” Major...
Ten minutes into Charlotte’s Conference USA contest Thursday night, 49ers coach Alan Major had to feel pretty good.
There were still 30 minutes remaining, though.
Charlotte built as much as an eight-point lead early before watching it slowly evaporate as Louisiana Tech took a 80-60 win in front of a crowd of 3,250 at the Thomas Assembly.
Charlotte (12-6, 3-2) built as much as...
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...
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December 01, 2013
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...
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.
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November 09, 2013
When Andy Enfield took over Florida Gulf Coast he immediately turned to the transfer market in order to upgrade the talent on the roster. So it's no surprise that he's doing the same thing at USC.
#USC hoops picks up a transfer from Charlotte. 6-6 Forward Darion Clark is coming to LA. @darionclark1
— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) May 20, 2013
And just like...
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...
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March 15, 2013
This week is the final chance for teams around the country to make a final push for spots in the NCAA Tournament and the first week where fans get to see that magic that has become synonymous with the month of March. In a time like this where so much is at stake, it would make sense that tempers would run high in a game where teams’ entire seasons are on the line, especially in...
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...
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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...
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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...