Charlotte (18-10) at Duquesne (8-20)|
The Sports Network
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m. (et)
FACTS & STATS: Site: A.J. Palumbo Center (4,406) -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Television: none. Home Record: Duquesne 6-8, Charlotte 11-4. Away Record:
Duquesne 2-11, Charlotte 4-6. Neutral Record: Duquesne 0-1, Charlotte 3-0.
Conference Record: Duquesne 1-13, Charlotte 6-8. Series Record: Series is tied
GAME NOTES: In Atlantic-10 Conference action at the A.J. Palumbo Center, the
Duquesne Dukes will host the Charlotte 49ers on Wednesday night.
Charlotte most recently suffered a 104-83 loss at St. Bonaventure. It was the
fourth consecutive loss for the 49ers, who have won one game in their last
seven tries. After this matchup Charlotte will head home to host Saint
Joseph's to close out the regular season. Next season the 49ers will move out
of the Atlantic 10 and move into Conference-USA.
The Dukes are coming off a harsh 97-64 loss at La Salle. It was the fourth
consecutive loss for Duquesne which as earned just a single win in its past 16
outings. This is a brief stay at home for the Dukes before heading to
Richmond to face the Spiders in the regular-season finale.
The all-time series between these squads is tied at 5-5 and this will be the
final meeting for the squads in A-10 action.
E. Victor Nickerson led the 49ers with 18 points and nine rebounds in the
loss to St. Bonnies. Terrence Williams added 17 points, Ivan Benkovich managed
15, and Chris Braswell had 10 Pierra Henry contributed 12 points, seven
rebounds, and six assists for Charlotte before fouling out. They allowed the
Bonnies to shoot nearly 60.0 percent from the field and go 11-of-18 from
beyond the arc.
Braswell is the team's only player averaging in double figures that has played
in over 18 games. He manages 11.0 ppg, shooting nearly 45.0 percent from
field. Clayton is the teams top rebounder and grabs 6.4 rpg, while being the
only 49er earning 6.0+ rpg.
In the win over the Explorers, Derrick Colter and Quevyn Winters were the only
Dukes to score in double figures as Colter tallied 16 points and five assists
and Winters added 13 points. They allowed La Salle to shoot over 50.0 percent
from the field and knock down 10 3-pointers.
Colter and Sean Johnson are the only two players on Duquesne that constantly
score in double figures. Colter manages 13.1 ppg and Johnson contributes 11.3.
While they are the Dukes' leading scorers, neither play shoots above 37.0
percent from the field. Winters adds 9.4 ppg and shoots above 40.0 percent
from the floor. Duquesne struggles defensively, allowing 75.0 ppg on nearly
45.0 percent shooting from the field.
While both teams are struggling, Charlotte has proved to be a better team over
the season and the Dukes have failed to take advantage of homecourt
opportunities. The 49ers should look for this matchup to be their chance to
break out of their slump as the regular season winds down.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Charlotte 67, Duquesne 64
03/06 10:36:54 ET