Charlotte 34 39 73
UTEP 29 39 68
Date of game: 1/9/2014

Recap: Texas-El Paso vs. Charlotte

El Paso, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Terrence Williams and Mike Thorne, Jr. each scored 16 points to lead the Charlotte 49ers past the Texas-El Paso Miners, 73-68, in a Conference USA clash at the Don Haskins Center.

Thorne, Jr. also hauled in 14 rebounds for Charlotte (10-4, 1-0 C-USA), which has won back-to-back games. Pierria Henry added 13 points and seven assists for the visitors, while Willie Clayton netted 10 points.

For UTEP (10-6, 0-1), John Bohannon led all scorers with 23 points while adding eight rebounds and six assists as well. Julian Washburn was also stellar with 19 points.

Charlotte outshot UTEP from the field in the first half, 48 percent to 41.4 percent, as it took a 34-29 lead into intermission.

Both teams improved slightly from the field after halftime, with the 49ers shooting 48.3 percent and UTEP 42.3 percent. Charlotte's lead never swelled to more than nine points, but it also never gave up the advantage.

Charlotte dominated on the glass, outrebounding UTEP by a 41-27 margin.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Manziel leaves game with hamstring injury

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers after suffering a hamstring injury late in the first half.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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