-- Sometimes there is unexpected justice. Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz was riding an official late in the first half for not calling two different Duquesne players making contact with point guard DiJuan Harris as he brought the ball up the court. Harris then passed the ball to Charlie Coley, who banked in a 3-pointer with seven seconds left – and was fouled. He completed the 4-point play and Lutz visibly expressed his satisfaction.
-- Sophomore An’Juan Wilderness, who has missed the last two games with a stress fracture in his foot, participated in shootaround on Wednesday afternoon and hoped to make an appearance in Wednesday night’s game. During pre-game warm-ups, he opted to wait until his planned return Saturday against Tulsa.
-- Charlotte had three scholarship players miss the road trip to Duquesne. Boston College transfer Shamari Spears can’t travel with the team this season; sophomore Charles Dewhurst remained home to prepare for surgery Friday on his right knee; and freshman Shamarr Bowden – who is out this season with a knee injury himself – was asked to remain home so a walk-on, 6-foot-3 sophomoe Tramaine Price, could travel and practice with the team.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009