Observations from the 49ers' 71-63 overtime victory against UNC Asheville on Wednesday:
-- The game marked the first start of the season for 49ers senior center Chris Braswell, a preseason All-Atlantic 10 second-team pick, who was suspended for the season’s first game for breaking a team rule. As the 49ers got off to one of the fastest starts in program history, coach Alan Major elected to have Braswell come off the bench rather than disrupt what was an effective starting lineup.
-- UNC Asheville guard Keith Hornsby is the son of musician Bruce Hornsby. The elder Hornsby played the national anthem on his piano when the Bulldogs opened their new arena in 2011 against
-- Braswell’s insertion into Charlotte’s starting lineup doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing will happen to junior guard DeMario Mayfield, who is second on the team behind Braswell in scoring. With Braswell starting, Mayfield now becomes a very effective sixth man.