Old Dominion wins 9th straight; beats Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Trey Freeman scored 14 points to help Old Dominion beat Charlotte 61-54 on Sunday for its ninth straight victory.

Richard Ross had 12 points and Aaron Bacote added 10 for Old Dominion (12-1, 1-0 Conference USA).

Old Dominion used a 10-0 run to jump out to a 22-9 first-half lead and built it to 29-18 by halftime. Charlotte made just three field goals, all 3-pointers, in the final 12 minutes of the half.

Torin Dorn led Charlotte (6-7, 0-1) with 13 points and Willie Clayton had 12. Pierria Henry had seven points, five assists and four steals.

Dorn made a steal and his dunk brought Charlotte back to within 52-47 with 5:34 left, but the 49ers couldn’t get closer than four points the rest of the way. Old Dominion made 5 of 6 free throw attempts in the final 1:09 to seal the game.