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Charlotte edges past Rice for 77-76 win

HOUSTON (AP) -- Terrence Williams scored 19 points, including the game-winning bucket, to lift Charlotte to a 77-76 win over Rice on Saturday night. Trailing by four with 36 seconds left, Charlotte (13-16, 6-10 Conference USA) got a 3-pointer from Pierria Henry to trim it to 76-75. Braxton Ogbueze then got a steal at the other end, setting up William's winning jumper with nine seconds...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte edges past Rice for 77-76 win

HOUSTON (AP) Terrence Williams scored 19 points, including the game-winning bucket, to lift Charlotte to a 77-76 win over Rice on Saturday night. Trailing by four with 36 seconds left, Charlotte (13-16, 6-10 Conference USA) got a 3-pointer from Pierria Henry to trim it to 76-75. Braxton Ogbueze then got a steal at the other end, setting up William's winning jumper with nine seconds...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte coasts to 71-43 win over Southern Mississippi

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Torin Dorn led a balanced attack with 11 points and Charlotte cruised to a 71-43 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday. Keyshawn Woods added 10 points for the 49ers (12-15, 5-9 Conference USA). Charlotte shot 53.6 percent in the first half to open a 36-21 lead. The Golden Eagles (7-19, 2-13) had a 12-6 lead before going 7:27 without a basket. Charlotte had...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech beats Charlotte, 83-82 in OT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Alex Hamilton scored four of his 29 points in overtime to help Louisiana Tech beat Charlotte 83-82 on Thursday night. Raheem Appleby scored on a layup and Hamilton added back-to-back layups as the Bulldogs used a 6-1 surge to build a 79-74 lead with 3:00 left in overtime. Charlotte's Mike Thorne Jr. answered with a bucket to make it 79-76, but the 49ers missed...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte holds on to beat Texas-San Antonio, 89-81

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Torin Dorn scored 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting and Terrence Williams added a career-high 21 points to help lead Charlotte to an 89-81 win over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday. Mike Thorne Jr. added 15 points and nine rebounds for the 49ers (1-14, 4-8 Conference USA), who shot 54.9 percent, their highest mark of the season, had 16 total assists, and hit 24 of 28 at...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ogbueze leads Charlotte over North Carolina A&T 77-61

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Braxton Ogbueze scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Charlotte to a 77-61 win over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday. Mike Thorne Jr. and Keyshawn Woods scored 12 apiece for the 49ers (10-12). Thorne scored all of his points in the second half as Charlotte outscored the Aggies 46-28. Ogbueze went 7 of 8 from the field and Charlotte converted...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Georges-Hunt leads Georgia Tech past 49ers 67-66

ATLANTA (AP) Marcus Georges-Hunt scored a career-high 25 points, Charles Mitchell and Quinton Stephens each added nine points and Georgia Tech edged Charlotte 67-66 on Tuesday night. Travis Jorgenson drove the ball past Mike Thorne Jr. on the Yellow Jackets' final possession and bounce-passed to Georges-Hunt on the left side. Rather than pull up for a mid-range jumper, Georges-Hunt...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry's lifts Charlotte by UNC Asheville 66-63, OT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Pierria Henry hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Charlotte a 66-63 overtime victory over UNC Asheville on Sunday. Charlotte's Mike Thorne Jr. had a putback with 55 second left to tie the game at 61. Then a UNC Asheville turnover led to Torin Dorn's alley-oop dunk with 24 seconds left. Charlotte's Kem Ubaru answered with a layup with 7 seconds left for 63...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

You again? Miami beats Charlotte for second time in three days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Sheldon McClellan scored a career-high 31 points and had 11 rebounds as No. 17 Miami defeated Charlotte for the second time in three days, 77-74 on Tuesday night. McClellan, who had 19 points in the Hurricanes' 19-point win over Charlotte in the Charleston Classic championship on Sunday, was 11 of 17 from the field and had five 3-pointers. Manu Lecomte scored...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes at Charlotte 49ers game preview

Miami coach Jim Larranaga knew before last week's success that he had a squad capable of accomplishing some lofty goals - even if others weren't so sure. There will be no sneaking up on its next opponent, though. The 17th-ranked Hurricanes look to continue their strong start Tuesday night when they visit Charlotte for a second straight meeting with the 49ers. Miami (5-0) began the...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes at Charlotte 49ers game preview

Miami coach Jim Larranaga knew before last week's success that he had a squad capable of accomplishing some lofty goals - even if others weren't so sure. There will be no sneaking up on its next opponent, though. The 17th-ranked Hurricanes look to continue their strong start Tuesday night when they visit Charlotte for a second straight meeting with the 49ers. Miami (5-0) began the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami-Charlotte Preview

Miami coach Jim Larranaga knew before last week's success that he had a squad capable of accomplishing some lofty goals - even if others weren't so sure. There will be no sneaking up on its next opponent, though. The 17th-ranked Hurricanes look to continue their strong start Tuesday night when they visit Charlotte for a second straight meeting with the 49ers. Miami (5-0) began the...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Claims Charleston Classic Title With Balanced Attack

By Austin Sapin Start slow but end hot. While it hasn’t been pretty in their first halves, the Miami Hurricanes used another dominant second half performance in a 77-58 win over Charlotte to claim the Gildan Charleston Classic. For the second straight game, five Hurricanes finished with double figures in points led by Sheldon McClellan who had 19 points and eight rebounds on...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte outlasts South Carolina 65-63

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Mike Thorne hit two foul shots with 1:10 left to put Charlotte ahead for good as the 49ers rallied past rallied past South Carolina 65-63 Friday night to reach the Charleston Classic championship game. Braxton Ogbueze had 12 of his 14 points in the second half for the 49ers, who'll face Miami for the tournament title Sunday night. Sindarius Thornwell had an...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ogbueze's 26 lead Charlotte over Penn State

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Braxton Ogbueze scored a career high 26 points, including the opening basket of the second overtime as Charlotte held on to defeat Penn State 103-97 after squandering a 17-point lead in the second half at the Charleston Classic on Thursday night. Ogbueze had 10 points in the two overtimes, while Mike Thorne had 23 points and 16 rebounds for the 49ers (2-0)...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry, Charlotte handle Elon 73-60

ELON, N.C. (AP) Pierria Henry and Braxton Oqbueze scored 12 points apiece and Charlotte earned a season-opening 73-60 victory over Elon on Sunday. Mike Thorne Jr. chipped in eight points with 13 rebounds and Willie Clayton grabbed 10 boards for the 49ers, who shot 50 percent from the field. Henry also had six assists and five rebounds. Cameron Blakley hit a trio of 3-pointers to...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte beats UTEP 73-68 in C-USA opener

Mike Thorne Jr. scored 16 points and added 14 rebounds as Charlotte carried a five-point halftime lead into a 73-68 victory over UTEP in the Conference USA opener for both teams on Thursday night. Terrence Williams matched Thorne's 16 points and Pierria Henry added 13 to lead Charlotte (10-4), which held a 41-27 advantage on the glass. The first half saw four lead changes and six...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte beats Appalachian St. 77-59

Mike Thorne Jr. scored a career-high 26 points to lead Charlotte to a 77-59 victory over Appalachian State on Sunday. Thorne scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds before the break to give the 49ers (7-2) a 15-point lead (37-22) at halftime. He shot 12 of 18 from the floor (66.7 percent) while the team finished at 50.8 percent. The Mountaineers scored 37 points in the second...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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