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Charlotte 49ers facing ‘crafty’ FAU

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 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...
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

Game 6: Michigan vs. Charlotte Preview

Basics Who: No. 15 Michigan (4-1) vs. Charlotte (4-1) Where: Roberto Clemente Coliseum (San Juan, PR) When: 6:30 p.m., Sunday, November 24th TV: ESPN2 / WatchESPN Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 1050 AM, Sirius/XM 85 Michigan and Charlotte will battle for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship this evening in a match-up that no one saw coming. Statistics and projections...
Via UM Hoops
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

Charlotte pulls away late for 83-69 win over Elon

Shawn Lester scored a game-high 24 points and had 11 rebounds as Charlotte pulled away from Elon down the stretch for an 83-69 win on Friday. Charlotte (2-1) trailed the Phoenix (2-1) 62-58 with 5:16 left before finishing the game on a 25-7 run. Terrence Williams scored 12 of his 16 points during the stretch to lead the 49ers. Elon led by as many as 12 early in the first half,...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 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
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