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Charlotte 49ers, Davidson, J.C. Smith in action Thursday

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Charlotte (12-5, 3-1) at

Louisiana Tech (15-4, 3-1)

7:30 p.m.

Thomas Assembly Center

The 49ers and Bulldogs are part of a five-way tie for second place in Conference USA behind Old Dominion (9-9, 3-0), which has a tough home game Wednesday against Southern Mississippi (16-3, 3-1). … Charlotte’s Denzel Ingram (52.1 percent) and Ben Cherry (49.2) continue to be 1-2 in the league in 3-point shooting percentage (Ingram ranks 10th nationally). … Power forward Willie Clayton had 12 points and 12 rebounds in a victory against North Texas, his eighth double-double of the season. … The Bulldogs will be without leading scorer Raheem Appleby, a guard who will miss six-to-eight weeks with an ankle injury. … Alex Hamilton (15.0 ppg) has taken up the slack in Appleby’s absence. … Charlotte continues on the road Saturday at last-place Rice. David Scott

Davidson (8-11, 4-1) at

Western Carolina

(11-9, 4-1)

7 p.m., Ramsey Activity Center

The Wildcats face another preseason favorite to contend for the Southern Conference title. The Catamounts were picked to finish third in a preseason media poll, then opened conference play with four straight wins (five straight overall) before losing to Wofford on Monday. Western Carolina has also been strong at home, going 8-0 (3-0 SoCon). Bill Kiser

St. Augustine’s (10-6, 3-3)

at J.C. Smith (11-6, 3-4)

7:30 p.m., Brayboy Gymnasium

This is a key game for both teams if they want to remain in the hunt for the CIAA Southern Division title, where they’re both 0-1. The Golden Bulls have lost two straight and four of their past five, while the Falcons have lost three straight after racking up eight consecutive wins. B.K.

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