WBB Non-Conference: Charlotte

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Who: Charlotte 49ers

When: November 16th, 7 p.m.

Where: Dale F. Halton Arena, Charlotte, NC

  • The 49ers compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference (winning the conference tournament in 2009) and reached the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season as a No. 11 seed before losing to No. 6 seeded Purdue. Charlotte finished the year with a 23-9 record overall and an 11-3 record in conference.
  • Charlotte has appeared in the postseason seven consecutive times and has competed in the NCAA Tournament twice.
  • The 49ers were picked to finish second in the A-10 this season. Charlotte’s senior guard Aysha Jones was voted preseason first team all-league and junior guard Shannon McCallum was picked second team all-league. Jones needs just 198 points to reach 1,000 for her career. She averaged 13.8 points per game last season.
  • Charlotte returns three starters and nine letterwinners from last year’s conference tournament championship team.
  • Why the 49ers? Per Wikipedia: “The nickname “49ers” derives from the fact that the university’s predecessor — Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina (CCUNC – established in 1946) was saved from being shut down by the state in 1949 by Bonnie Cone, when the Charlotte Center became Charlotte College. Due to this “49er spirit” that Cone felt embodied the University, referring to the settlers that endured much hardships in traveling across the United States to seek fortune in the California Gold Rush, students of the fledgling UNC Charlotte chose “49ers” as the school’s mascot.”

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