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Charlotte defeats depleted UAB 80-70

Michaela Roman

From start to finish the Charlotte 49ers dominated the UAB Blazers winning 80-70 to advance to the Conference USA quarterfinals.

It was a team win for the 49ers, four players got to double figures and sophomore guard Denzel Ingram led the pack with 18 points and a perfect four-of-four from the three-point line.

The 49ers shot 50 percent from the field and an efficient 50 percent from downtown as opposed to the Blazers who struggled from every shooting aspect.

UAB struggled all game long shooting 44 percent from the field, 34 percent from three and a horrid 37 percent from the free throw line. Junior guard Chad Frazier was the lone Blazer in double figures with 19 points on seven for 17 shooting.

The Blazers were without two key player’s forwards junior C.J. Washington and senior Rod Rucker. UAB now ends their season at 18-13, this was the last game for five Blazers and UAB has the second most seniors of any team in Conference USA.

With the win Charlotte goes to 17-13 and will face the No.1 seed Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals. Earlier this year the Bulldogs defeated the 49ers by 20 points 80-60. The Bulldogs and 49ers will face off tomorrow night at the Haskins Center.

Javier Cortez may be reached at [email protected]

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Javier Cortez
Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter
Javier Cortez is a staff reporter for The Prospector. He is a senior multimedia journalism major, with a minor in English Rhetoric. Javier was born and raised in El Paso, TX and before coming to UTEP in the summer of 2012, he graduated from Irvin High School, where he was a four-year varsity tennis player, a member of student council and a class officer for his graduating class. He has also worked for the El Paso Diablos as a sports information intern on their media relations team. In his spare time, Javier loves to write columns for the perspectives section in the school newspaper—whether it is sports, pop culture, religion, and society he loves to write about it. To go along with writing, Javier loves reading anything about sports, religion, and non-fiction.
Michaela Roman
Michaela Roman, Editor-in-Chief
Michaela is a Senior Digital Media Production major at The University of Texas at El Paso. As the Editor-in-Chief, and former Photo Editor of The Prospector, she has learned to stay organized, manage a staff of writers and photographers, meet deadlines, cover events and network with others. She also has freelance experience and a personal photography business. Michaela aspires to work as an editor for a large media outlet and one day go to graduate school to teach photojournalism.
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