Saturday, March 19, 2011

49ers face Gamecocks in WNIT

The Charlotte 49ers take another step on their postseason journey Sunday when they face South Carolina in a second-round Women’s NIT game at 2 p.m. in Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena.

The 49ers, who already have broken a school record for victories (24) beat Liberty 62-56 Wednesday in the first round. South Carolina (18-14) beat Appalachian State.

It’s been two years since the 49ers and Gamecocks have played. South Carolina beat Charlotte 70-66 in overtime in Halton Arena in 2009. The Gamecocks lead the series 16-5.

Charlotte (24-9) is led by guards Shannon McCallum and Epiphany Wilson, who average 12.2 points each. South Carolina, who are coached by former Charlotte Sting great Dawn Staley, gets 12.1 points per game from Ieasia Walker.

The 49ers-Gamecocks winner will play the winner of Monday’s game between Florida and Florida Gulf Coast in the third round.


Nugget said...

Congratulations Niners! Assuming that Florida wins their game on Monday we will be set up to meet our former Head Coach, Amanda Butler, and the Gators. As always, it seems that the selection committee always has an eye on creating a good story line.