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GAME NOTES: Charlotte at Richmond
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 02/17/2012
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  Charlotte (12-12; 4-7) at Richmond (13-14; 4-8)

Sat.; Feb. 18 at Robins Center (9,071); Richmond, Va.; 6:00 p.m.

49ers Radio Network: Matt Swierad

ESPN 730, Charlotte

Game #25:

Charlotte (12-12; 4-7) at Richmond (13-14; 4-8)

All-Time Series Record:  Charlotte trails, 7-9  (H: 4-4   A: 2-5   N: 1-0)

      5-8 vs. Richmond in A-10 regular-season play (H: 3-4; A: 2-4)

      49ers won in the 2012 A-10 opener, 75-70, Jan. 4 @ Halton

      49ers have split their last two trips Richmond

About Richmond (RPI: 136): 

Charlotte (4-7) leads Richmond (4-8) by 1/2 game in the A-10

Richmond is 9-4 at home (3-3 in A-10)

Richmond has lost 5 of its last 6

Four Spiders average double figures (Darien Brothers, 13.7)

The Spiders rank 2nd in A-10 in 3FG made (8.0/gm):

      Brothers & Kendall Anthony (13.3 p) have 118 combined threes

           

THE HEADLINES

The Charlotte 49ers (12-12; 4-7, A-10) travel to Richmond, Saturday.  Both Charlotte (T10th, 4-7) and Richmond (12th, 4-8) have four A-10 wins, but Charlotte holds a half-game lead in the standings.  Javarris Barnett scored 22 points as Charlotte defeated Richmond, 75-70 at home to open the A-10 season.  Charlotte has won two of its last three league games and has more wins (12) and more A-10 wins (4) than last year. Chris Braswell is 24 points shy of 1000.

KEY STRETCH: Charlotte's next two games are against teams the 49ers are tied with in the A-10 win column.  The 49ers (4-7) face Richmond (4-8) and George Washington (4-7).  Charlotte is tied with George Washington for 10th in the A-10 standings, a half-game in front of 12th-place Richmond.  There is a four-way tie for 6th at 6-5 in the A-10 (St. Bonaventure, La Salle, Dayton and Duquesne), two games ahead of the 49ers. Charlotte plays two of those teams, St. Bonaventure and Duquesne at home after George Washington.

A-10 Rookie OF THE WEEK: Freshman Pierria Henry was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week, this past week, after scoring a career-high 14 points with five assists and five steals in the 49ers win over Rhode Island, 73-66.  It was his second A-10 Rookie of the Week honor.  With those five steals, Henry also broke the 49ers freshman record for steals.  He now has 61.  He ranks 4th in the NCAA with 2.8/game.  Henry was tabbed by ESPN.com's Dana O'Neil as the A-10 Rookie of the Year, when A-10 play began.

Niners; Braswell Road Warriors:  Charlotte (6-7 on the road) has won 6 road games, doubling last year's road win total (3-13). Those 6 road wins are second-most in the A-10, behind Temple (8-3).  In A-10 road games, Chris Braswell is averaging 20.5 points (22.0 ppg over the last 3 A-10 road games: 19 at La Salle; 20 at Fordham; 27 at Dayton) and has two double-doubles. Deuce Briscoe has scored in double figures in 5 of the 49ers 6 A-10 road games, including each of the last four.

JB FOR THREE: Javarris Barnett has been lighting up A-10 foes.  In A-10 games, Barnett averages 13.6 points and shoots .496 from the field and .455 from three-point range.  He is especially effective at home, where he is averaging 19.0 points over the last five game (w/27 v. Xavier (7-8 3FG); 23 vs. SLU (9-14 FG) and 18 vs. Rhode Island (4-7 3FG).

OF LATE:

Charlotte has won two of its last three, holding its two victims under 70 points and under 40% shooting.  After a 2-0 league start, Charlotte lost six straight A-10 games, but rebounded to win two its last three.  Charlotte is 6-7 on the road, including a 2-4 A-10 road record.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

At 12-12; 4-7 in A-10, the 49ers have passed last year's overall and A-10 win totals (10-20; 2-14).

Pierria Henry (4th in NCAA in steals) has had at least one steal in every game and multiple steals in 19 games.  He has broken the 49ers 28-year old freshman record with 61 steals.

Chris Braswell (976); Derrio Green (942); are #24; #27 all-time in scoring.  Braswell needs 24 to become the 24th 49ers to reach 1000 points.

Chris Braswell (641) is 14th all-time  in career rebounds, 7 shy of #13 (Cedric Ball, 648)

With 20 career double-doubles, Chris Braswell is tied with Cedric Ball for 6th all-time, 5 shy of #5 Norris Dae (25).

Javarris Barnett (122) is #14 all-time in three-pointers, 6 shy of #13 Lamont Mack, 128

WHO'S HOT:

Javarris Barnett:  Last 4:  17.0 ppg; .652 3FG% (15-23)

DeMario Mayfield:  Double-doubles in 3 of his last 4

Deuce Briscoe:  Double figs in last 4: 11.5 ppg

Pierria Henry:  A steal in every game; Multiple in 19 of 22

Chris Braswell:  Last 3 A-10 road games: 22.0 ppg

One Liners:

Chris Braswell is averaging 22.0 points over the last 3 A-10 road games

Chris Braswell ranks 10th in A-10 in scoring (15.1) and 6th in rebounding (7.3)

Javarris Barnett ranks 10th in the A-10 in 3FG% (.409) and 3FGM/gm (2.0)

Javarris Barnett is averaging 19.5 points over the last six home games

E. Victor Nickerson had a career-high 5 rebounds in the 49ers last game (at Dayton)

Deuce Briscoe has scored in double figures in each of the last 4 games

Terrence Williams has 4 or more rebounds in 5 of the last 8 games, off the bench

DeMario Mayfield ransk 4th in the A-10 with 5.1 defensive rebounds

95 49ers earned A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the fal (3.5 GPA or higher).  That's 33%.

Charlotte has twice as many losses with less than 15 turnovers (6-8) than with 15 or more (6-4)

Charlotte has twice as many wins with 7 or less three-pointers (8-6) than 8 or more (4-6)

 

PEEKING AHEAD:

The 49ers host George Washington Wednesday.

Charlotte and GW are tied for 10th with 4-7 records.

GW hosts Saint Joseph's Saturday (4 pm)

GW defeated Charlotte 60-52 in D.C., Jan. 21

LOOKING BACK: RECAP LAST GAME:

Chris Braswell scored 27 points but Dayton hit 7-of-15 second half three-pointers to rally from a halftime deficit to defeat the 49ers, 75-65, in Dayton.  Charlotte led by three at the half  and still led by one with 7:21 to play, but a pair of Chris Johnson three-pointers led Dayton to a seven-point lead with 3:36 to play.


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