Monday, December 19, 2011

Observations from Coppin State

-- Coach Alan Major confirmed that the reason why Luka Voncina missed the game -- and why he'll be out for a while -- is due to a family issue in his home of Slovenia. Voncina didn’t dress for the game but sat on the bench and is also expected to miss Thursday’s game against Miami. He will return home over the holidays (missing games at Arkansas and Memphis) and isn’t expected back until at least the 49ers’ Atlantic 10 opener Jan. 4 against Richmond.

-- Coppin State coach Fang Mitchell credits a pre-game Christmas carol he sang to Akeem Ellis for the 29 points Ellis scored. “I sang to him: ‘All I Want For Christmas Is For You To Play,’ ” Mitchell said.

-- Charlotte’s Jamar Briscoe, who scored 14 points, said the victory eased the pain of the loss his hometown Baltimore Ravens suffered Sunday to the San Diego Chargers.

-- Charlotte's nine turnovers were a season low and the 49ers' five-game winning streak is the longest in Major's two seasons.


Anonymous said...

Who cares.

Anonymous said...

Where is the actual game article? I noticed you don't mind keeping the women's 5th loss in a row plastered on the sports page, but you get rid of the men's 5th consecutive win ASAP. I dread seeing how you handle the Niner win over Miami this Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Coppin's coach is named Fang? I thought only Phyliss Diller's husband had that name!