Fau 26 27 53
Charlotte 27 35 62
Date of game: 1/30/2014

Recap: Charlotte vs. Fla Atlantic

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Shawn Lester recorded a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Charlotte 49ers collected a 62-53 victory over the Florida Atlantic Owls in Conference USA action at Halton Arena.

Willie Clayton tacked on 13 points for Charlotte (13-7, 4-3 C-USA), which had lost three of its previous five.

Pablo Bertone tallied 20 points and Marquan Botley chipped in 10 for FAU (7-14, 2-4), which had won three of its last five.

Charlotte clung to a 27-26 lead at halftime by connecting on 12-of-34 attempts from the field. FAU was just a step behind, netting 11-of-27.

Although the 49ers cooled to 30.8 percent shooting in the second half, they were able to pull away, thanks to a 15-4 scoring edge from the free-throw line.

Charlotte won the rebounding battle 42-39 and had a 28-6 edge in bench points.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

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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