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Charlotte 49ers Basketball Gameday: Charlotte vs. Penn State

Charlotte (1-0) vs. Penn State (2-0)

5 p.m., TD Arena, Charleston, ESPNU

The 49ers and Nittany Lions play a first-round game in the Charleston Classic. … Charlotte is coming off a 73-60 season-opening victory at Elon in which the 49ers limited the Phoenix to 31.9 percent shooting. … The 49ers hit seven-of-15 3-pointers against the Phoenix. … Guards Pierria Henry and Braxton Ogbueze each scored 12 points to lead the 49ers, while center Mike Thorne (13 rebounds) and power forward Willie Clayton (10) dominated the boards. … Like the 49ers, Penn State relies on a deep backcourt for most of its scoring. … Guards D.J. Newbill, Shep Garner, Geno Thorpe and Johnson combined for 45 points in a 73-54 victory Sunday against Fordham. David Scott

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