Fans will finally be able to see what the new-look Charlotte 49ers can do on the hardwood this afternoon at Halton Arena in an exhibition game against Wingate University. Sophomore guards Denzel Ingram and Ivan Benkovic are expected to be out for this game. Newcomers Shawn Lester (academically ineligible last season), Ben Cherry (transfer from Tulane), Cam Blakely (Auburn, GA), and Marcus Bryan (Raleigh, NC) will all be showcased in Niner green for the first time.
Wingate Bulldogs @ Charlotte 49ers
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 | 4:30 p.m.
Halton Arena, Charlotte, NC
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Scouting the Wingate Bulldogs:
-The team is led by head coach Brian Good, entering his sixth season as head coach of the Bulldogs. Good led the team to a 22-9 record last season. Last year, they won the SAC Tournament and advanced to the second round of the NCAA D-II tournament, where they lost to USC Aiken 69-57.
-The Bulldogs are picked to finish fourth in the D-II Southern Atlantic Conference (SAC).
-Junior guard Ryan Daye and senior center Deion Turman were selected to preseason All-SAC second team honors.
-Wingate lost five seniors from last season’s team that went to the NCAA Southeast regional semifinals, and bring in six true freshmen to this year’s squad.