Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Niners go Pink & White

The Charlotte 49ers - at least briefly - are changing their school colors for a pair of basketball games this week at Halton Arena.

On Wednesday, the women's basketball team (18-6, 9-1) goes for its 10th consecutive win in a home game with Atlantic 10 rival Temple (16-8, 7-3) in what is being described as the "PinkZone." The first 500 fans in attendance for the 7 p.m. game will receive a free pink T-shirt to support the fight against breast cancer.

On Thursday, the men's team (9-15, 3-7) faces 16th-ranked Xaiver (21-4, 9-2) at 7 p.m. at Halton Arena in what has been named a "whiteout" game. All fans are encouraged to wear white or purchase a "Witness the Whiteout" shirt for the game, which will be nationally televised on ESPN2. Charlotte has won four of its past five home games.

Contact the Charlotte 49ers ticket office at (704) 687-4949 for ticket information.