The Charlotte 49ers (14-9, Conference USA: 5-5) begin a three-game home stand when they play Conference USA foe Marshall (8-17, C-USA: 2-8) in Halton Arena, Saturday, February 15 at 7 pm. This game will mark the first of two meetings between the two teams as the 49ers play Marshall on the road in their final regular-season game, Thursday, March 6.
The last time out, Charlotte lost on the road at Southern Miss, 81-64, last Sunday. Shawn Lester led the 49ers with 20 points. Willie Clayton recorded his 22nd straight double-figure scoring game with 10 points. Pierria Henry scored 11 points. Charlotte cut a 21-point Southern Miss second half lead to 10 points when Henry knocked down a three with 3:33 left in the second half.
Shawn Lester leads the team in scoring at 13.1 points per game. Pierria Henry averages double-figure points (12.2 ppg) while averaging nearly five rebounds (4.9 rpg) and five assists (6.05 apg) per game. Henry ranks third in Conference USA in assists. Clayton (11.9 ppg) and Terrence Williams (10.4 ppg) round out the double-figure scorers. Mike Thorne averages 9.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Denzel Ingram averages 7.7 points per game. Ben Cherry averages 7.0 points per game. Clayton leads Conference USA in offensive rebounds (3.95 per game). Cherry leads Conference USA in three-point field goal percentage (50.0%). Ingram is fourth in Conference USA in three-point field goal percentage (41.9%). Clayton leads Conference USA in field goal percentage (62.3%). Marcus Bryan has given the 49ers solid production off the bench this season so far. Bryan grabbed seven rebounds in the 49ers road win at UTEP, January 9.
Marshall enters the game having lost four of their last five games. Kareem Canty leads three Marshall players in double-figures at 16 points per game. Canty is second in Conference USA in assist per game at 6.08. Ryan Taylor averages 13.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Chris Thomas averages 12.1 points per game.
Saturday’s game will mark the seventh meeting Charlotte and Marshall, who leads the all-time series, 4-2. The 49ers have won the last two meetings between the two teams. Charlotte defeated Marshall, 82-71, at home in their last meeting, February 11, 1978.
Welcome to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation!
If you wish to make a contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign or Let Me Play (fundraiser for women's athletics), you can do so online or by calling the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-1047/4950.
Football Parking - please note the following areas are sold out: Green CRI 1, Green CRI 1A, Green CRI 3, Green CRI 3A, Orange CRI Deck Rooftop and Yellow Union Deck Rooftop.
This system will give you full access to your own personal account and display donations and pledges to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation.
Please Note: If you have ever contributed to the Athletic Foundation, you have an existing account and should login using that information. Please do not create a second account. If you are unsure of your account status or need your login information, please contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-4950/1047.
If your gift will be accompanied by a matching gift from your employer please do not make your gift online. Contact the Athletic Foundation at (704)687-1047 for information of contributions with a matching gift.
If you are a new member and have not participated in any of the ways mentioned above, please create a new account below and make a pledge to our current campaign.