CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jon Davis scored 28 points with six 3-pointers and 12 of 12 free throws and Charlotte snapped a 15-game skid by beating Florida Atlantic 85-78 in Saturday’s Conference USA regular-season finale for both teams.
Austin Ajukwa scored 23 points and Andrien White added 17 for the 49ers (6-23, 2-16), who shot 44.4 percent from the field and made 30 of 32 free throws.
After 16 lead changes, Ajukwa’s jumper and 3-point play put Charlotte up 63-59 and the 49ers led by six on his 3 with 7:12 left. Davis’ free throws capped a 7-2 run for a nine-point Charlotte lead, but FAU closed to 79-75 on Jailyn Ingram’s layup with 43 seconds left. Davis and Ajukwa combined for six free throws from there to seal it.
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Charlotte led 40-36 at halftime after eight lead changes and five ties behind Davis’ 17 points.