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Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker to UAB in first round

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker to UAB in first round

Jon Davis and Andrien White combined for 49 of Charlotte’s 73 points but it was not enough to complete the second half comeback in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament, falling to UAB 73-74 inside Legacy Arena. “It was an extremely good basketball game,” head coach Mark Price said. “Our guys kept playing, […]

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PREVIEW: Men’s basketball eyes UAB in first round of C-USA tournament

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Men’s basketball eyes UAB in first round of C-USA tournament

The Charlotte 49ers (13-16, C-USA 7-11) will take on the UAB Blazers (16-15, C-USA 9-9) in the first round of the Conference USA tournament in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Legacy Arena. The Niners met with UAB earlier this season on Feb. 9, as the Blazers pulled away in Birmingham with an […]

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Charlotte ends regular season, falls 74-67 to UTEP

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte ends regular season, falls 74-67 to UTEP

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team capped off their regular season play on Saturday night, falling 74-67 to UTEP. The 49ers (13-16, 7-11 C-USA) had three players in double figures, however it wasn’t enough to give the Niners the victory. Andrien White lead the Charlotte team with 15 points from the bench, marking his fourth […]

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Davis’ buzzer beater lifts Charlotte over UTSA

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Davis’ buzzer beater lifts Charlotte over UTSA

The Charlotte 49ers (13-15, 7-10 C-USA) used a three-point shot at the buzzer from Jon Davis to propel themselves past the UTSA Roadrunners (12-18, 7-10) 76-75 Thursday night in San Antonio, Texas, having four players scoring in double digits. With just four seconds to go the full length of the court, Davis received the inbound […]

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The redshirt life

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
The redshirt life

When a kid imagines being a Division I athlete, their mind quickly wanders to the glamour of having their names called out as one of the starters. This doesn’t happen without a little bit of hard work, however. For some athletes this hard work  is aided by a year without playing, instead focusing on building skill […]

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Austin Ajukwa: On and off the court

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Austin Ajukwa: On and off the court

It is nearly impossible to see what someone has been through when they step on the court. The trials don’t necessarily reflect in the jumpshot, or the way that they attack the basket, but redshirt junior Austin Ajukwa has found a way to reflect his path in his play at the start of his 49er […]

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49ers fall to Thundering Herd in close battle

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
49ers fall to Thundering Herd in close battle

The Charlotte 49ers (12-15, C-USA: 6-10) fell to the Marshall Thundering Herd (16-13, C-USA: 9-7) in a close battle, 93-89. The 49ers rallied back to overcome a 14-point lead early in the first half but suffered from foul trouble and were out-rebounded in the second half, leaving them unable to close out the victory. “A […]

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PREVIEW: 49ers take on Thundering Herd in last home game of the season

| February 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: 49ers take on Thundering Herd in last home game of the season

The Charlotte 49ers (12-14, 6-9 C-USA) will be back in Halton Arena as they take on the Marshall Thundering Herd (15-13, 8-7 C-USA) Saturday at 6 p.m. The 49ers will black out the Mine as they honor the seniors at this season’s last home game. Charlotte will also honor the 1977 Final Four team, including […]

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Davis’ second half surge propels Charlotte past WKU

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Davis’ second half surge propels Charlotte past WKU

The Charlotte 49ers (12-14, 6-9 C-USA) came out victorious against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (13-15, 7-8 C-USA) 83-77 in Hlaton Arena Thursday night. “This was a really good win for us,” Charlotte coach Mark Price said.  “I thought for the most part, we played 40 minutes of solid basketball, [WKU] made a run in the […]

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Men’s basketball falls to ODU on road

| February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Men’s basketball falls to ODU on road

The Charlotte 49ers (11-14, C-USA 5-9) travelled to Norfolk, Virginia Saturday night to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs (16-10, C-USA 9-5) in a game that proved to be a disappointing 72-48 loss to ODU. Charlotte’s own, Jon Davis, was able to put up an impressive 26 points, recording his 12th 20-point game of the […]

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When the student becomes the teacher

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
When the student becomes the teacher

Four years ago Colby Lewis could be found on the sidelines of Halton Arena at every men’s basketball game. He can still be found on the Charlotte bench today, just in different attire. Lewis started his time with the 49ers in 2009 when he came in as a freshman guard. During his time as a […]

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49ers fall on the road against Middle Tennessee

| February 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
49ers fall on the road against Middle Tennessee

Charlotte was unable to bring home a win as they fell to Middle Tennessee Saturday 70-55 in Murfreesboro. The 49ers’ (11-13, 5-8 C-USA) Austin Ajukwa had a career-high 12 rebounds, however MTSU (22-4, 12-1 C-USA) won the battle of the boards 41-35. Charlotte recorded 30 of their 55 points in the paint, thanks to the […]

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PREVIEW: A date with the Blue Raiders

| February 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: A date with the Blue Raiders

The Charlotte 49ers (11-12, 5-7 C-USA) will hit the road and travel to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for a showdown with the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (21-4, 11-1 C-USA). The Blue Raiders currently sit atop the Conference USA standings, while Charlotte checks in at the 10th spot. The two teams met in the conference tournament last […]

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49ers fall to UAB on the road

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
49ers fall to UAB on the road

Charlotte (11-12, C-USA: 5-7) was unable to maintain their early lead, as they fell UAB (15-10, C-USA: 8-4), 82-69 on the road Thursday. Jon Davis led the game in scoring once again with 24 points to go along with his five rebounds and four assists. Andrien White posted his 14th double-figure scoring game of the season […]

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PREVIEW: Men’s basketball starts three-game road trip at UAB

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Men’s basketball starts three-game road trip at UAB

The Charlotte 49ers (11-11, 5-6 C-USA) will embark on arguably their toughest three-game stretch of the season starting Thursday night at 8 p.m. at UAB (14-10, 7-4 C-USA), attempting to break the 22 straight home game win streak for the Blazers, dating back to 2014. Series Breakdown The 49ers and Blazers will meet for the […]

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49ers cruise by FIU; Ajukwa scores 30

| February 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
49ers cruise by FIU; Ajukwa scores 30

The Charlotte 49ers (11-11, 5-6 C-USA) used a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds from Austin Ajukwa to defeat the Florida International Golden Panthers 95-80 inside Halton Arena Saturday night. Charlotte also had three other players score in double digits, including Jon Davis (26), Braxton Ogbueze (17) and Andrien White. “Good bounce back win for […]

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Niners lose close battle with FAU

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Niners lose close battle with FAU

After the Charlotte men’s basketball team started their contest against FAU shooting 100 percent from behind the arc, the 49ers (10-11, 4-6 C-USA) lost their spark and fell to the Owls (7-13, 3-6 C-USA) in a close one, 77-75. Jon Davis led all scorers with 19 points to go along with his season-high 9 assists, […]

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49ers take aim at FAU

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
49ers take aim at FAU

The Charlotte 49ers (10-10, 4-5 C-USA) will return home Thursday night at 7 p.m. against Florida Atlantic (6-13, 2-6 C-USA) after a short two-game road trip that saw the team go 1-1. Last Thursday, the Niners defeated North Texas, 82-81, and on Saturday they dropped a contest against Rice, 67-84, to round out the week. […]

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Midterm report for men’s basketball

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Midterm report for men’s basketball

Picked eighth in the Conference USA preseason poll for the 2016-2017 season, the Charlotte 49ers currently sit in the 10th spot midway through conference play (10-10, 4-5 C-USA). The 49ers have gone through their highs and lows during their first nine games of conference action, with nine games remaining before heading to Birmingham, Alabama, for […]

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Men’s basketball falls to Rice on the road

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Men’s basketball falls to Rice on the road

The Charlotte 49ers (10-10, 4-5 C-USA ) traveled to Houston, Texas to take on the Rice Owls (14-8, C-USA: 4-5) in an 84-67 loss Saturday, Jan. 28th. The 49ers were led by Jon Davis, who put up 25 points along with two assists, while senior Braxton Ogbueze scored 15 points along with six rebounds. On top […]

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