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Balanced Charlotte tops East Carolina 80-68

Dec 3, 2009 - 3:18 AM By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C.(AP) -- DiJuan Harris had 17 points and six assists and Charlotte continued its impressive start to the season with an 80-68 victory over East Carolina on Wednesday night.

A year after going 11-20, the 49ers (5-1) used their newfound depth to hold off a late charge from their former conference rival for their third straight win.

Seven players scored at least six points for Charlotte, which led by as many as 19 points in the second half in the first meeting between the teams since Charlotte left Conference USA for the Atlantic 10 in 2005.

Brock Young scored 24 points for the Pirates (3-5), who could get no closer than seven points in the closing minutes as their two-game winning streak was snapped.

Charlotte didn't need a big game from Boston College transfer Shamari Spears, who was held to 12 points after scoring at least 20 points in his past four games.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    EAST CAROLINA 33 35 68
    CHARLOTTE 46 34 80 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: EAST CAROLINA - BROCK YOUNG 24, JONTAE SHERROD 13,
    CHAD WYNN 10
    CHARLOTTE - DIJUAN HARRIS 17, SHAMARI SPEARS 12,
    PHIL JONES 10

    Dec 2 10:09 PM
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    East Carolina 33, Charlotte 46  HalfDec 2 9:08 PM


  • NCAA BB
    EAST CAROLINA 33
    CHARLOTTE 46 HALFTIME

    Dec 2 8:56 PM