Saturday, February 18, 2012

49ers-Richmond: What to watch for

RICHMOND, Va. -- Three things to watch for in today's Charlotte-Richmond game at sold-out Robins Center.

-- The Spiders average an Atlantic 10-low 11.1 turnovers, while Charlotte averages 8.8 steals, second most in the league. So a key matchup will be between Charlotte point guard Pierria Henry, who averages 2.8 steals, and Richmond's Cedrick Lindsay, who has a 1.7 assists-turnover ratio.

-- Charlotte's next four games are key as the 49ers (tied for 10th in the A-10) jockey for position for the conference tournament: Richmond and George Washington (at home Wednesday) are tied with Charlotte in the win column (four victories). The next two games, both at home against St. Bonaventure (next Saturday) and Duquesne (Feb. 29) are against teams just ahead of Charlotte, with six league victories.

-- Charlotte is 6-7 overall on the road (second-most road wins in the A-10 behind first-place Temple, which is 8-3). Center Chris Braswell is a big reason for that: He's averaging 20.5 points on the road, including 22.0 in the last three conference games).


Anonymous said...

Sold out game in Richmond due to effective marketing by their athletic deparment. Must be nice.

Anonymous said...

I see a lot of empty seats for a sold out game. Poor start for the Niners. Glad I didn't make the drive.

Anonymous said...

You think marketing is why the game is a sell out? It might have something to do with them being in the S16 last year!
If UNCC basketball wasnt complete garbage we could sell some tickets too!

Anonymous said...

What to watch for:
Poor free throw shooting
ridiculous three point attempts
overall poor and undisciplined basketball