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Charlotte at UTEP Preview, Game Thread, Radio, Betting Odds, Streaming, Start Time Info

Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

Tip off Info

Charlotte 49ers (13-15, 7-10) at UTEP Miners (13-15, 11-6)

Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

1:00 p.m. Mountain Time

NO TV

Streaming: C-USA TV ($$), Also available on the Roku App via College Sports Live

Vegas says: UTEP is a -6 point favorite

Radio: 92.3 FM The Fox in El Paso, or UTEP Miners IMG Sports Network on TuneIn, (Jon Teicher/Steve Yellen)

Note: UTEP can clinch a top four seed in the Conference USA Tournament with a win, and/or a loss from Rice.

ABOUT CHARLOTTE

  • The 49ers continue to feature one of the most explosive offenses in C-USA in year two under the direction of former NBA star Mark Price.

  • Charlotte is averaging 77 points per game (fourth in C-USA). The 49ers are shooting 37.2 percent from three-point territory (second in C-USA) and averaging 7.8 made triples per game (third).

  • Charlotte's dynamic sophomore guard Jon Davis is averaging 19.9 ppg, second in C-USA behind Marshall's Jon Elmore (20.3 ppg). Davis is shooting 49.3 percent from the floor, 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the charity stripe.

  • Lending support are junior guard Austin Ajukwa (11.6 ppg), a Clemson transfer, along with sophomore guard Andrien White (10.7 ppg) and senior guard Braxton Ogbueze (10.3 ppg).

  • Charlotte's struggles have come on the defensive end where they are yielding 80.7 points per game, and on the boards where they have a rebound margin of -7.6 per outing.

  • The 49ers are 3-8 on the road, including 2-6 in league action with a victory at North Texas (82-81) on Jan. 26 and at UTSA (76-75) on Thursday.

  • The 49ers are 3-8 on the road, including 2-6 in league action with a victory at North Texas (82-81) on Jan. 26 and at UTSA (76-75) on Thursday.

  • Davis scored 17 points and made the game-winning three at the buzzer in Thursday's win over the Roadrunners. The 49ers trailed 70-62 with under three minutes remaining before going on a 9-0 run.

  • Charlotte made 10-of-18 three pointers, including 6-of-9 in the second half, as Ogbueze was 5-for-7 from beyond the arc.

  • Mark Price was an assistant coach with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks during the 2009-10 season, the same year UTEP's Tim Floyd was an assistant with the New Orleans Hornets.

  • Price and legendary UTEP coach Don Haskins are both alumni of Enid (Okla.) High School.

SERIES HISTORY

  • The Miners are 1-4 against Charlotte. The lone victory came during the 2014-15 season, 73-68 in the Haskins Center.

  • The 49ers have won two of the first three games played between the teams in El Paso.