After a break for final exams, the Charlotte 49ers men’s and women’s basketball teams are ready to hit the court once more.
MBB @ Florida State (6-3)
Last meeting: December 22, 2012–Florida State 79, Charlotte 76 (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Seminoles and Niners may have briefly crossed paths off of the court at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, but they’ll be meeting on the court in Tallahassee tomorrow. Florida State last played December 8, a 77-53 drubbing of Jacksonville State. You’ll recall that the Niners played FSU pretty close last season before losing, so they’ll be hoping for a different result as they pay a visit to the Tucker Center.
WBB @ Stetson (5-4)
Last meeting: December 8, 2012–Charlotte 81, Stetson 73 (Halton Arena)
The Hatters, an Atlantic Sun power, dropped a 72-68 decision to UCF on December 8 and look to avenge a loss in Charlotte last year. Stetson has a fine player in Sasha Sims (18.1 ppg) and two shooters averaging over 40% from beyond the arc (Jama Sharp, 41.4% and Brianti Saunders–40.4%).
WBB @ Davidson (5-6)
Last meeting: March 24–Charlotte 72, Davidson 60 (Halton Arena; WNIT 2nd round)
It doesn’t have the sparkle that the men’s game between these two schools have, but it’s still a rivalry. These two teams actually met twice in the 2012-13 season: first on December 21 (a 69-54 Niners victory) and in the WNIT’s second round, a 72-60 win for Charlotte.
MBB vs. USC Upstate (5-5)
First meeting between the two teams
The Spartans had a surprising opening night win against Virginia Tech in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. They haven’t been able to quite capture that momentum of late, but the Niners can ill afford to take the night off against a team that has shown that it’s capable of taking on all challengers.