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Charlotte 49ers, Appalachian State college basketball previews: 02.19.15

Louisiana Tech (20-6, 11-2) at Charlotte (11-14, 4-8)

7 p.m., Halton Arena

The 49ers are coming off their best performance since November, beating Texas-San Antonio 89-81 last Saturday … The Conference USA-leading Bulldogs have won four in a row since losing by 20 points (80-60) at Alabama-Birmingham on Feb. 5 … Louisiana Tech forward Raheem Appleby averages 15.8 points, while point guard Kenneth (Speedy) Smith leads the league with 7.9 assists per game. ... Charlotte leads C-USA in scoring (73.5 ppg), with Louisiana Tech second at 73.3. David Scott

Appalachian State (9-14, 6-8) at Texas-Arlington (14-10, 8-6)

8:15 p.m., College Park Center, Arlington, Texas

The Mountaineers, mired in one of their worst slumps this season, try to climb back into the upper half of the Sun Belt standings when they face the Mavericks. … Appalachian State has lost two straight and four of its past five games. … Texas-Arlington saw a two-game winning streak end in a 97-91 loss to South Alabama on Saturday. Bill Kiser

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