Charlotte 49er fans rush court after win over #17 Xavier
Posted on 20 Feb 2009 by Justin Ritchie
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Even though the ’08-’09 basketball season has been rough on the Charlotte 49ers with injuries and close losses, the team’s hard work finally paid off Thursday night with a big win over the #17 Xavier Musketeers. Before tonight, Charlotte was winless against the Muskies, dropping every contest since joining the Atlantic 10 in 2005. UNC Charlotte students were released from the season’s disappointment with the victory and took to the court in celebration. Nationally televised on ESPN2, the Niners picked up their first home win against a ranked team since beating #16 Cincinnati in February 2005 on the way to the school’s most recent NCAA tourney appearance.
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