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Middle Tennessee drubs hapless Charlotte 49ers

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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 49ers’ Lester finding his groove

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,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 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 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

Evaluating Darion Clark to USC

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...
Via Run the Floor
May 20, 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

Richmond Vs. Charlotte: Were the Officials Right?

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...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
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

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
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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