Charlotte (6-2) vs. Coppin State (4-5)
Mon., Dec. 19 at Halton Arena (9,105); Charlotte, N.C.; 7:30 p.m.
Charlotte (6-2) vs. Coppin State (4-5)
All-Time Series Record: Charlotte leads 1-0
Lone meeting: CHA W, 82-65 (1st rd 2005 BCA Invitational; Laramie, Wyoming; Nov. 13)
About Coppin State:
Coppin State has won 3 of its last 4
Coppin state is 4-0 at home; 0-5 on the road
Last game: Coppin State scored a 71-57 home win over Towson
The Eagles have lost to: Illinois, Purdue, Connecticut; Oklahoma and Loyola Maryland
Tony Gallo (27 pts vs. Towson) leads Coppin State with a 19.1 scoring average
he is shooting .366 from long range (30-82)
Coppin State hits 35% of its three-pointers and scores 42% of its points from distance
Coppin State averages just 11.3 turnovers
Opponents shoot 45% against Coppin State
Charlotte vs. COPPIN STATE (1-0) N: 1-0
Nov. 13, 2005 W 82-65 Laramie, Wyo. HC: Lutz
MAJOR vs. MEAC (2-0) H2-0
Nov. 11, 2011 W 73-57 NC Central
Nov. 13, 2010 W 90-81 SC State
The Charlotte 49ers (6-2), winners of four straight, host Coppin State (4-5), Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the second of three straight home games. Charlotte toppled Davidson, 84-61, to open the homestand and will host Miami (5-4, vs. Fla. Atlantic, Saturday), Thursday night.
The 49ers continue to be led by junior Chris Braswell (17.0 ppg; 8.6 rpg; .631 FG%). Braswell, who was named to CollegeHoops.net A-10 all-November team, is among the league leaders in scoring, rebounding and field goal pct. and owns three double-doubles. DeMario Mayfield (10.5 pts; 5.8 rpg) has a pair of double-doubles.
Four-Game Win Streak: The 49ers have won four straight, matching last year’s longest win streak. Charlotte is shooting .476 during the four-game win streak, while holding opponents to .332 shooting. The 49ers are led by Braswell (17.0 ppg; 8.5 rpg) and Mayfield (10.5 ppg; 5.8 rpg) during the streak. Deuce Briscoe has pumped in 10.5 points during the last four games. Briscoe and Javarris Barnett have combined to hit 12-of-27 threes (.444) over the last 4 games. Starting point guard Pierria Henry owns a 2.6 A-TO ratio over the last 4 games (13 a; 5 TO). Each of the four opponents were held to 66 points or less and under 37% shooting from the field.
Execution: Charlotte has 117 assists and 192 made field goals, a .609 assist rate. The 49ers had a season-high .741 rate (20 assists; 27 FGM) at ECU. Charlotte has shot over 50% in two of the four wins, including a .692 FG% in the 2nd half v. Davidson.
INSIDE BRASWELL’S NUMBERS: Look close inside Chris Braswell’s numbers: He’s leading the team in scoring and rebounding — and shooting .631 in doing so. He also tops the team with a .745 FT pct., while averaging 6.7 FTA/gm. On the defensive end he has blocked a team-high 15 shots (His season-high is 21, last year). In addition, he has played a key role in fouling out 8 of the 9 opponents that have been sent off against the 49ers this year (Davidson’s Jake Cohen, De’Mon Brooks; Radford’s Tolga Cerrah; Wright State’s AJ Pacher; Central Michigan’s Andre Coimbra, Zack Saylor, Olivier Mbaigoto; NCCU’s David Best). Braswell has not fouled out.
LAST TIME OUT:
W, 84-61 vs. Davidson
49ers had .510 FG% (2nd time over .500 this year; .558 at Wright State)
Decisive second half:
49ers shot .692 from the field
49ers scored 54 points (most pt in a half under Major)
Chris Braswell 19 pts; 10 reb double-double (3rd year; 18th career)
Javarris Barnett 15 pts (5-6 3FG; hit 4 threes over 4:49 span that
pushed a 5-pt game to a 15-pt game)
Niners 7-0 vs. Davidson all-time at Halton Arena
2nd time that Charlotte had more assists (16) than turnovers (12)
12 turnovers are a season-low for the 49ers
Niners improved to 5-0 when scoring 70 or more points
A LOOK INSIDE THE STATS:
Charlotte has a +29 rebounding margin in its 6 wins; a -30 margin in its 2 losses (one of which (Lamar) came with Braswell sidelined with illness).
The 49ers have assists on 61% of its field goals (117 of 192)
Charlotte has held its last four opponents to 66 points or less and the last two (Radford, 49; Davidson 61) to the lowest point totals allowed this year.
Charlotte shot a season-high 69% in the second half vs. Davidson, scoring 54 second half points (most ever by the 49ers under Major)