The Davidson-Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball game, originally scheduled for Dec. 2, has been switched to Dec. 1 at the 49ers’ Halton Arena.
The change was made to avoid a conflict with the Charlotte Hornets’ home game Dec. 2 against the NBA defending champions Golden State Warriors and former Davidson star Stephen Curry.
“The change is being made to maximize exposure and accessibility for the sports fans in the Charlotte area,” according to a 49ers news release.
The winner of the game between the Mecklenburg County rivals receives the Hornet’s Nest Trophy. The 49ers lead the series 28-13, with Davidson winning the past two.
▪ Davidson will open its Atlantic 10 men’s basketball schedule Jan. 2 at St. Bonaventure. The Wildcats, last season’s regular-season champions, will play an 18-game league schedule that culminates in the conference tournament March 9-13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Davidson’s first league game at Belk Arena is Jan. 6 against Duquesne. The Wildcats will have home-and-home series with the Dukes, George Mason, George Washington, Virginia Commonwealth and Richmond.
The Wildcats’ nonconference schedule hasn’t been completed , although it includes games at North Carolina (Dec. 6) and against Pittsburgh at New York’s Madison Square Garden (Dec. 20), in addition to Charlotte.
Davidson Atlantic 10 schedule
Jan. 2, at St. Bonaventure; 6, Duquesne; 9, George Mason; 12, at Dayton; 16, Massachusetts; 20, at Saint Louis; 23, at Richmond; 29, Virginia Commonwealth.
Feb. 3, at George Washington; 6, at Duquesne; 10, La Salle; 13, at George Mason; 16, Richmond; 20, Saint Joseph’s; 23, Rhode Island; 27, at Fordham.
March 2, at Virginia Commonwealth; 5, George Washington; 9-13, Atlantic 10 tournament (at Brooklyn, N.Y.).