Wednesday, December 05, 2007

History of the Matchup: 49ers vs. Wildcats
Since 1979, the Charlotte 49ers and Davidson Wildcats have played 35 times in basketball, and Charlotte leads the series 25-10. Some seasons the teams played twice, but at least one game is held each season with the winner receiving the Hornet's Nest Trophy. Charlotte leads the trophy games 19-9. The teams meet tonight at 7:30 at Charlotte's Halton Arena. A glance at the series' past 10 games:

DEC. 9, 2006, DAVIDSON WINS 79-51
Then-freshman Stephen Curry leads Wildcats with 17 points.

NOV. 30, 2005, CHARLOTTE WINS 85-81 (2OT)
Leemire Goldwire scored a then-career high 26 to lead 49ers.

DEC. 8, 2004, CHARLOTTE WINS 87-68
Brendan Plavich's seven 3-pointers in final 11 minutes lift Charlotte.

DEC. 11, 2003, CHARLOTTE WINS 76-65
Curtis Withers has 14 points and 11 rebounds for 49ers.

DEC. 7, 2002, DAVIDSON WINS 75-56
Wildcats snap six-game losing streak to 49ers behind 21 points from Peter Anderer.

NOV. 16, 2001, CHARLOTTE WINS 65-51
Charlotte wins 2001-02 opener.

DEC. 9, 2000, CHARLOTTE WINS 69-53
Win gives 49ers 6-1 start to season, which ends with NCAA trip.

DEC. 1, 1999, CHARLOTTE WINS 74-55
Charlotte opens game with 14-0 run and cruises to victory.

DEC. 8, 1998, CHARLOTTE WINS 71-62
Coach Bobby Lutz earns his first win in the series.

DEC. 10, 1997, CHARLOTTE WINS 70-55
Melvin Watkins finishes 2-0 against Davidson in his only two seasons as head coach.

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