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
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.