Charlotte 73, Radford 52

Chris Braswell scored 18 points, Phil Jones added 16 and they

combined to make their first 13 shots in leading Charlotte past

Radford 73-52 on Saturday night.

Hours after second-leading scorer Shamari Spears was suspended

indefinitely, Braswell shot 7 of 8 and Jones was 7 for 7 for the

49ers (3-4). Charlotte overcame its lack of depth by dominating

inside to snap a two-game losing streak.

Spears, a senior averaging 17 points a game, was benched in the

second half of Wednesday’s loss at Oregon State and then posted on

Twitter that he was contemplating quitting the team.

The school announced just before tipoff that Spears had been

suspended for the third time in just over a year for violating team

rules.

Charlotte didn’t need him against the cold-shooting Highlanders

(2-3), who got 16 points from Jareal Smith and 11 points and nine

rebounds from Jonathan Edwards.