CHARLOTTE RUMORS & GOSSIP
Backup forward Marcus Bryan is the second player this spring to transfer from the Charlotte 49ers’ men’s basketball program, the school announced Monday.
Bryan, a 6-foot-7 freshman from Raleigh Ravenscroft, averaged 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds last season. He joins sophomore guard Denzel Ingram, who announced his departure from the program in April.
Bryan averaged 12.4 minutes...
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
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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March 09, 2013
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...
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
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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...
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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...
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March 22, 2012