Charlotte, NC - The Charlotte 49ers (11-2) faces UNC Asheville (6-7) in Halton Arena in their final non-conference game, Wednesday, January 2 at 7:30 pm.
The 49ers are 17-4 since the 1991-92 season in their final non-conference home game. The 49ers are 15-6 since the 1991-92 season in their final non-conference game. Since the 2000-01 season, the 49ers are 9-3 in their final non-conference home game. Since the 2000-01 season, the 49ers are 8-4 in their final non-conference game. Last season, the 49ers defeated Kennesaw State, 74-63, in Halton Arena in their final non-conference game, January 18, 2012.
Chris Braswell, who scored 20 points in the 49ers last game against Florida State, leads the 49ers in scoring at 13.3 points per game. Braswell is second on the team in rebounding at 6.5 boards per game. DeMario Mayfield is second on the team in scoring at 10.0 points per game. Mayfield scored 16 points off the bench against Florida State. Willie Clayton, who recorded a double-double against Florida State with 10 points and 11 rebounds, is third on the team in scoring at 8.4 points per game. Clayton leads the team in rebounding at 6.6 boards per game. He leads the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage by shooting 63.4% from the field. Terrence Williams, who scored 11 points against Florida State, is fourth on the team in scoring at 8.2 points per game. Williams, who has started all 13 games this season, has recorded five double-figure scoring games this season. Pierria Henry is fifth on the team in scoring at 8.1 points per game. Henry leads the team in assists with 49 and steals with 40. Henry is second in the Atlantic 10 in steals. Denzel Ingram, who has started the last ten games, is sixth on the team in scoring at 6.5 points per game. Ingram leads the team with 13 three-point field goals made. Darion Clark averages 6.3 points per game. Clark is third on the team in rebounding at 5.5 boards per game. E. Victor Nickerson, who started three games this season, averages 5.2 points per game. Nickerson has connected on six of his last eight three-point field goal attempts. JT Thompson has given the 49ers quality minutes off the bench this season. He averages 4.6 points per game. Ivan Benkovic has knocked down at least one three point field goal in five of the last ten games.
This game will mark the 13th meeting between Charlotte and UNC Asheville. The 49ers lead the all-time series, 8-4. Charlotte is 7-3 all-time at home against UNC Asheville. Charlotte has won the last six meetings between the two teams including an 86-70 win in Halton Arena in their last meeting, November 13, 2009. Shamarr Bowden led five 49ers in double-figures with 21 points in that game. Braswell recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in that game. UNC Asheville is the third Big South conference foe that the 49ers have played this season. Charlotte defeated Charleston Southern (68-58) in their season opener and then the 49ers defeated Radford (68-52) in their last game in Halton Arena. The 49ers are 43-8 all-time against Big South Conference foes.
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