Thursday, November 3, 2011

49ers-Belmont Abbey: What to watch for

 A few things to watch for in tonight's Charlotte-Belmont Abbey men's basketball exhibition at Halton Arena (7 p.m.):

-- The new guys -- there are a lot of them. Charlotte's three freshmen guards --  Pierria Henry, E. Victor Nickerson and Terrence Williams -- are going to be counted on for early contributions this season. Henry, especially, might have the best chance for major minutes. He's a physical player and loves to play defense ("A beast," according to senior guard Derrio Green.

-- Another freshman, big man Mike Thorne, is a "big hunk of clay," according to coach Alan Major. The 6-9 Thorne spends a lot of time before practice with assistant coach Ryan Odom working on his skills.

-- Biggest impact by a new player, I'd think, will be wing DeMario Mayfield, a transfer from Georgia. Although he didn't play last season (per NCAA regulations), he has a year of practicing Major's system under his belt. Although right now the starting lineup would appear to be Chris Braswell (center), K.J. Sherrill (power forward), Javarris Barnett (small forward), Green (shooting guard) and Deuce Briscoe (point guard), Mayfield could crack that.

-- Major says he's got "3 1/2 point guards" -- Briscoe, Henry, Luka Voncina and Green (the half).

-- If the 49ers beat the Division II Crusaders, it will be for the first time. OK, so it's not an official game, but Belmont Abbey is 8-0 against Charlotte (they last played in 1969).

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, who told David that E Victor Nickerson was a guard?

Very funny guys.

Observer Sports said...

He can play both. DS

Anonymous said...

Very excited for tonight!

FORTY!!!

Anonymous said...

UNCC better bring their A game or else you can chalk up a big L, for LOSERS!

Anonymous said...

Belmont Abbey better bring any kind of game or else they won't score 20 points.

Alex said...

Sorry, 2:46, but Al McGuire is dead.

GO NINERS!

Anonymous said...

Belmont Abbey??? Come on man!!! How in the world can you be excited about playing, the gate, or fan support when you play Belmont Abbey...University of NORTH CAROLINA at charlotte sucks...bottom line end of discussion...Belmont Abbey??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...UNCc= SUCKY TEAM....

Anonymous said...

Great game 49ers, 104-52! Lets hope we can keep it up when it counts.

Anonymous said...

Saw where TJ Warren signed with NC State...HUMMMM...who is working there now...Oh, thats right..BOBBY LUTZ...Another reason UNCc sucks bad...lets see..lets get rid of BObby Lutz all time winning coach at UNCc, alumni of UNCc, great rescruiter of UNCc for Major...who has done what??? Another joke...UNCc SUCKS...

Anonymous said...

9:13,

Most D1 teams start their seasons with an exhibition against a scrub. UNC-CH played UNC-Pembroke and Duke played Shaw.

Anonymous said...

In 2009, UNC-CH played Belmont Abbey in an exhibition and beat them 107-59.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYwpPdBC5po

The score tonight was very similar...

Anonymous said...

Yeah...that is the year the tarheels went 16-16 and missed the NCAA's...guess that would be considered a GREAT year for UNCc....Your program is a JOKE!!!

Anonymous said...

@10:06

The point is that even teams with championship winning traditions schedule scrubs like Belmont Abbey..

Nice try though... your insulting needs some help (in the logic department).

MichaelProcton said...

8:37: Most good schools actually make a point in scheduling GOOD lower-tier schools. Duke has played the defending D-II champion two or three times in the last few years, including Bellarmine this year.