I find all of this hard to believe about Wednesday night’s basketball action, yet all of it is true. The numbers, please:
2: Years since the Charlotte 49ers had gotten a road win in the A-10. They were 0-8 on the road last season in the conference. I didn’t realize that until Charlotte won at Richmond Wednesday – a nice victory for Bobby Lutz’s club.
4-for-27: Look, I know Davidson is offensively challenged, but my gosh. That’s what the Wildcats shot in the first half – 4 field goals in 27 attempts – against Western Carolina Wednesday. No wonder Davidson lost by 10 – it’s a wonder, in fact, it was that close.
7: Years since a North Carolina team has lost three games in a row. It happened Wednesday night against Wake Forest, as the Tar Heels got whipped again – this time, by 13 points.
14: N.C. State’s winning margin against Duke Wednesday night. Tracy Smith outplayed everyone in a Duke uniform, and the Wolfpack got one of its biggest wins ever under Sidney Lowe.
39: Points the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Miami Heat by Wednesday night to complete a 6-0 homestand. I mean, seriously -- 39 points?! Against a team with Dwyane Wade on it?! Amazing. If the playoffs began today, the Bobcats (21-19) would be seeded fifth in the Eastern Conference. If you haven’t seen this team play yet this season, you owe it to yourself to do so (and you can get tickets cheap).
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