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December 19, 2011 | WNST Staff

Charlotte (6-2) vs. Coppin State (4-5)

Mon., Dec. 19 at Halton Arena (9,105); Charlotte, N.C.; 7:30 p.m.

The Game:

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 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.


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


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)