The Vance bench looks on as the Cougars would trail early in the 1st quarter.
The Vance bench looks on as the Cougars would trail early in the 1st quarter. Jonathan Aguallo Special to the Observer
The Vance bench looks on as the Cougars would trail early in the 1st quarter. Jonathan Aguallo Special to the Observer

Langston Wertz Jr. is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked at the Observer since 1988. He’s covered everything from Final Fours and NFL to video games and Britney Spears. Wertz -- a West Charlotte High and UNC grad -- is the rare person who can answer “Charlotte,” when you ask, “What city are you from.”

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