Theo Pinson commits to North Carolina
4 weeks ago
-- The 49ers (3-2) and East Carolina (4-2), who play today at 5 p.m. at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, N.C., have seen a lot of each other lately, splitting two games last season (Charlotte winning in a tournament in Charleston; East Carolina winning in Greenville, N.C.). They will play in Halton Arena next season.
-- Charlotte hasn’t played since last Saturday, when it beat Wright State 70-66. But the 49ers will be busy over the next week, traveling to Radford on Tuesday, then hosting Mecklenburg Country rival Davidson Dec. 10. Then the 49ers have another nine days off before playing Coppin State Dec. 19 in Halton Arena.
-- Charlotte center Chris Braswell is the Atlantic 10’s second-leading scorer (18.3 points). East Carolina’s Shamarr Bowden, a transfer from Charlotte, scored 14 in a loss to Old Dominion on Tuesday.
-- East Carolina played in Charlotte's Bobcats Arena a few weeks ago, beating Appalachian State by 20 points. The 49ers want to play more games uptown against big-name opponents (they beat Tennessee there last season). The ACC's Florida State is a possibility in the near future.