Tag: Basketball

49ers falter versus Scarlet Knights

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
49ers falter versus Scarlet Knights

Freshman Octavia Wilson dropped 21 points, senior Amaya Ransom added 15, but their efforts were not enough as the Charlotte 49ers fell to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at home, 77-54. The Niners (1-2), who were playing their second Power 5 opponent in a week, struggled to take care of the ball and to score against […]

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Charlotte suffers first loss; Davis gets 1000th point

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte suffers first loss; Davis gets 1000th point

The Niners (1-1) were unable to comeback in their road game at Oklahoma State and lost the game 83-65. The loss seemed to be a combination of failing to knock down as many shots and preventing the Cowboys (2-0) from doing so, as well as the Niners could have. With any loss comes experiences to […]

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PREVIEW: Charlotte Looks to Build on Last Season’s Success

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte Looks to Build on Last Season’s Success

It’s finally October. Football may be in full swing, but college basketball is finally here as well. The Charlotte 49ers women’s team, as well as other schools across the country, opened their first official practices to the media a few weeks ago, and Charlotte coach Cara Consuegra has her team primed and ready for action. […]

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Global connections

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Global connections

Basketball is a global game, just ask new assistant basketball coach Ivo Simovic. After growing up and playing in Serbia, then coaching in Spain and Connecticut, he now calls Charlotte home. Simovic began playing basketball when he was in sixth grade, and continued throughout high school. During that time in Simovic’s life, a civil war […]

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Women’s basketball star Grace Hunter transfers from Charlotte

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Women’s basketball star Grace Hunter transfers from Charlotte

Sources have confirmed, sophomore Grace Hunter is transferring from the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball program, with there being no early indication as to where the Raleigh, North Carolina native will attend next season. This comes as a big blow for the 49ers, as Hunter averaged a team-high 17.2 points per game, while grabbing a team-high 8.6 […]

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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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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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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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Women’s basketball falls to WKU

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Women’s basketball falls to WKU

The Charlotte 49ers (17-9, 9-6 C-USA) lost a heartbreaker to the Western Kentucky Lady Toppers( 21-6, 13-2) Thursday night, 75-74, despite having three players score over 15 points. Charlotte’s Ciara Gregory lead the 49ers with 22 points, shooting 6-of-13 from the field and 5-of-12 from three-point land. She also knocked down all five of her […]

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PREVIEW: Women’s basketball begins final road trip of season at WKU

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Women’s basketball begins final road trip of season at WKU

The Charlotte 49ers (17-8, 9-5 C-USA) will begin their last road-trip of the season Thursday night at 7 p.m. with a stop in Bowling Green, Kentucky with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (20-6, 12-2 C-USA), attempting to complete the two-game sweep over WKU after an 89-85 OT win earlier in the season inside Halton Arena. In […]

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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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C for three

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
C for three

Just over 20 feet away from the basket is where you can normally find Ciara Gregory, a three-point specialist for the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team. This is her home. And now she is home to the most three-pointers made in Charlotte 49er history, hitting No. 204 on Feb. 4 against FIU, ultimately passing her […]

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Blue Raiders stifle Charlotte’s comeback

| February 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Blue Raiders stifle Charlotte’s comeback

Rebecca Reuter had 23 points, Jess Louro and Ty Petty added 18 apiece, and Middle Tennessee saw their 23-point lead collapse but ultimately held on for an 83-81 victory over Charlotte. Alex Johnson had 16 points and seven boards for the visitors, whose three-point shooting was the difference in the game. Lefty Webster and Grace […]

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