Gardner-Webb 78, Charlotte 70
Jon Moore had 24 points and nine rebounds and Gardner-Webb gave
Chris Holtmann a win in his head coaching debut by stunning
undermanned Charlotte 78-70 on Friday.
A day after the former Ohio assistant Holtmann turned 39, the
Runnin’ Bulldogs (1-0) overcame a 12-point first-half deficit to
spoil coach Alan Major’s first game at Charlotte.
The 49ers (0-1), who were down to six players at the end because
of suspensions, injuries and two players who had fouled out, got 30
points from transfer Jamar Briscoe but shot 33 percent from the
Shamari Spears and fellow starter An’Juan Wilderness were
suspended one game Friday for violating team rules. Gardner-Webb,
which was 8-21 last season, pulled away when Chris Braswell and
Phil Jones fouled out in a 3-minute span in the second half.
Briscoe hit nine of 17 shots and four 3-pointers. Derrio Green
added 16 points.