Monday, January 7, 2008

49ers hoops news and notes

A roundup of Charlotte 49ers and Atlantic 10 news following practice on Monday:

INJURY UPDATE: Junior forward Charlie Coley did not practice on Monday but did spend some time working on a stationary bike. Coley, who suffered a left ankle sprain in Saturday's loss to Maryland, said he believes he will be able to play in Wednesday's game at Clemson. "I'll be good to go," he said. Charlotte head trainer Carlton Anderson was not as optimistic, and said Coley was "questionable" for Wednesday.

TAKE ON CLEMSON GAME: There has been much speculation about what the best result would be for Charlotte out of Sunday night's Clemson-North Carolina game since the 49ers will meet the Tigers Wednesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Here is Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz's take: "I know this, they are a heck of team. It goes both ways. If they had won, maybe they overlook us. If they lost, obviously they would be focused on winning their next game. You can argue it many ways. I think some of it is overrated unless a team comes out of it with injuries or something or maybe playing the next game two days later instead of three. I don't think it will have an impact on the game."

FUTURE 49ERS: Interested in getting a look at some Charlotte 49er recruiting prospects? Friday night's high school basketball game between Vance and host North Mecklenburg offers the chance to see four potential Charlotte recruits -- North Mecklenburg forward Andre Marhold and Vance guards Jacoby Davis, Marquis Rankin and Daryl Traynham.

NEW FLOOR: Charlotte recently completed a refurbishing of its practice court floor in the Charles Hayward Gym. In addition, the new 3-point lines were installed, based on the NCAA's recent decision to move the line back a foot beginning with the 2008-09 season.

A-10 HONORS: For the first time since 2003, three A-10 teams are ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Released on Monday, Dayton (12-1) is at No. 17 after climbing three spots, while Rhode Island moved up one place to No. 22 after completing the most successful non-conference regular season (14-1) in program history. Xavier (12-3) returns to the rankings at No. 24 after posting wins over Kansas State, Virginia and Auburn. Massachusetts (11-3) is also receiving votes.


Anonymous said...

Going to be a very tough game on Wednesday...hope the boys come ready to play for the WHOLE game.
Good to see the 49ers continuing to go after the local players.