January 15, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Pierra Henry scored 21 points, including hitting 11 of 12 at the free throw line, and added seven rebounds and four assists to lead Charlotte to a 73-57 victory over North Texas on Thursday night.

Braxton Ogbueze added 14 points for the 49ers (8-8, 2-2 Conference USA), who have won back-to-back games following a four game losing streak.

Charlotte smothered North Texas with its defense for much of the night, holding the Mean Green to 30.6 percent shooting from the field and 4 of 20 from the 3-point line.

Jordan Williams scored 15 points to lead North Texas (7-9, 1-3). Jeremy Combs and Maurice Aniefiok each added 11 points for the Mean Green.

North Texas held a 24-20 lead at the break, but Charlotte erupted in the second half, scoring 53 points and helped by a 16-2 run which put them in front for good.

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