Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Observations: Duquesne beats Charlotte

Observations/Jim Utter

-- 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.

7 comments:

Jon said...

Can or did Price play?

Anonymous said...

Can yes, did no. - Jim

Trey said...

Anjuan is a tough guy, a competitor. He is fun to watch. I hope he comes back 100% soon.

Brandon said...

This is gonna be a rough year, hopefully we can pull one out against X this year...preferably in Halton

Anonymous said...

I am an A-10 fan. Charlotte fans have not been as excited in the A-10 as they were in CUSA, constantly saying the teams weren't as good. You would of thought Charlotte would roll over the bottom teams in the A-10. Another lose to Duquesne, come Niners, step it up!

Anonymous said...

The foul call on Big Phil in the waning seconds on the block was bogus. It was not called all night. That hurt.
That said, Lamont has to step up and make baskets. To go scoreless from the field in the last 5:19 is ridiculous. Run a play. Make a shot.
Lutz has got be dying inside. This team is so close to being so bad and yet so good.

Anonymous said...

Lutz has to be LHAO! He got a five year extension to coach like this!!!!