Illinois C Mike Thorne tears meniscus, out for season

Illinois’ injury woes continued today as it was learned that starting center Mike Thorne has a torn meniscus and will be out for the rest of the 2015-16 season after undergoing surgery Monday. Vinnie Duber of CSN Chicago reported the unfortunate news. A transfer from Charlotte, Thorne was doing great work for the Illini to the tune of 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. At...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 5: Michigan vs. Charlotte Preview

Basics Who: Michigan (2-2) vs. Charlotte (1-3) Where: Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas When: 9:30 p.m., November 26th, 2015 TV: AXS TV | What? How do I watch? Radio: 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 91 Michigan’s second game in the Bahamas is against the Charlotte 49ers (1-3) in a late night Thanksgiving 9:30 p.m. tip-off. Charlotte, ranked 275th by Ken Pomeroy, is the worst...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Elon breezes past Charlotte, 86-74

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Dmitri Thompson scored 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to help lead Elon to an 86-74 win over Charlotte in the season opener on Friday night. Tyler Seibring and Tanner Samson each added 12 points for the Phoenix, who shot 47.8 percent from the field while holding the 49ers to just 36.9 percent. Elon opened the game on a 10-1 run,...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte forward Willie Clayton transferring to Georgia State

  Charlotte forward Willie Clayton is transferring to Georgia State to play his final college season. The 6-foot-7 Clayton started 22 games for the 49ers last season, averaging 7.3 points and ranking 13th in Conference USA in rebounding at 6.3 per game. He decided to finish his career closer to home, having played at Thomasville (Ga.) High School. Clayton will start classes at Georgia...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte F Willie Clayton transferring to Georgia State

ATLANTA (AP) Charlotte forward Willie Clayton is transferring to Georgia State to play his final college season. The 6-foot-7 Clayton started 22 games for the 49ers last season, averaging 7.3 points and ranking 13th in Conference USA in rebounding at 6.3 per game. He decided to finish his career closer to home, having played at Thomasville (Ga.) High School. Clayton will start classes...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte's Willie Clayton Transferring to Georgia State

Charlotte forward Willie Clayton, who played at Thomasville (Ga.) High School, has announced that he will transfer to Georgia State after three seasons playing for the 49'ers.

Mike Thorne commits to Illinois; Kentucky and Kansas showed interest

According to multiple media reports, Charlotte graduate transfer Mike Thorne has committed to Illinois. BREAKING: Charlotte transfer Mike Thorne has committed to Illinois, source told @CBSSports. Eligible immediately. Story coming. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 18, 2015 Mike Thorne committed to Illinois, a source tells Scout. Graduate transfer from Charlotte. Can play right...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Thorne visiting Kentucky, Kansas and others

 If Kentucky misses out on several 2015 recruits they’re targeting, adding a graduate transfer looks to be a real possibility. Charlotte center Mike Thorne Jr. plans to graduate in May and play his final season at a different school. Kentucky is one school he’s interested in, and now it looks as though the  6-foot-11, 270-pound […]
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee beats Charlotte 63-60 in C-USA 1st round

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Perrin Buford had 11 of his 14 points in the second half Wednesday and Middle Tennessee held off a late rally to beat Charlotte 63-60 in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament. Reggie Upshaw drove through the lane and finished a soaring two-handed dunk over Mike Thorne Jr. with 30 seconds left that gave No. 6 seed Middle Tennessee (17-15) the lead...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte cruises to 86-73 win over Marshall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Pierria Henry scored 19 points and Terrence Williams added 14 to lead Charlotte to an 86-73 win over Marshall on Saturday night. Keyshawn Woods contributed 13 points, Bernard Sullivan had 12 and Mike Thorne Jr. 10 for Charlotte (14-17, 7-11 Conference USA), which hit 26 of 34 from the free throw line, a 2-to-1 advantage over Marshall. The 49ers trailed 21-10...
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March 07, 2015  |  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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February 21, 2015  |  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...
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February 14, 2015  |  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...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee rallies to beat Charlotte 72-69

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Jaqawn Raymond's 3-pointer gave Middle Tennessee the lead and the Blue Raiders held on to beat Charlotte 72-69 on Saturday night. Raymond's trey, set up by Giddy Potts' steal, made it 67-66 with 1:49 left after the Raiders had trailed since 9:53 of the first half. Reggie Upshaw made two free throws to extend the lead to three with 43 seconds remaining. Potts...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte’s inconsistency linked to turnovers

Send to Kindle Credit: Sam Roberts Sometimes a single basketball program inside of a conference can define the ebbs and flows of that conference throughout a season.  Charlotte’s 49ers, back in CUSA in the second year of their second run, show that philosophy.  For example, Rice lost a hard-fought 66-63 decision at North Texas last weekend.  Now as those two Texas teams came...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte comes back over Appalachian State 75-65

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Torin Dorn scored 14 points and Charlotte erased a halftime deficit and beat Appalachian State 75-65 on Thursday. Appalachian State scored the first 10 points and the last six points of the first half and took a 32-27 at intermission. Charlotte hit 4 of its first 6 shots of the second - including 3-pointers by Braxton Ogbueze and Terrence Williams - to tie at...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte surges past College of Charleston 90-85 in OT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Pierria Henry scored 20 points, Torin Dorn 19 and Charlotte scored 10 of the final 11 as it rallied to defeat Charleston 90-85 in overtime Tuesday night. Charleston (5-5) appeared ready to extend its three-game winning streak, leading in double digits much of the game until going scoreless for a four-minute stretch late, allowing Charlotte to surge ahead in...
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December 16, 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

Former Gator pg off to good start in Charlotte

After just one season at Florida, former Gator point guard Braxton Ogbueze appears to have found a home back home at UNC Charlotte. In four games starting at point guard for the 49ers, Ogbueze is averaging 13 points and 1.8 assists. The Charlotte native scored a career-high 26 points against Penn State and is shooting 45.5 percent (5-11) from 3-point range. Ogbueze left UF following...
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November 24, 2014

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

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...
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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...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte holds off SC Upstate for 81-76 win

Ben Cherry hit 6 of 8 3-pointers, scoring a career-high 20, as Charlotte held off a furious rally to beat South Carolina Upstate 81-76 Saturday night. Torrey Craig hit his fifth and final 3-point shot with 2:46 to play, capping a 16-0 run by SC Upstate (6-6) and giving the Spartans their first lead of the game, 71-69. Terrence Williams responded with a 3 of his own 27 seconds later...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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