App State Tops Charlotte 64-55

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App State Tops Charlotte 64-55


BOONE, N.C. — O’Showen Williams had a season-high 18 points and Adrian Delph added 15, as Appalachian State men’s basketball defeated Charlotte 64-55 on Thursday evening.

Williams bettered his previous season-best of 13 points set against Ferrum and Tennessee Tech. He added six rebounds, a pair of assists and three steals.

Delph added eight rebounds and a career-high tying three steals. Isaac Johnson had nine points and six rebounds.

Off the bench, Michael Bibby had seven points and Hunter Seacat and Kendall Lewis had six points apiece.

App State (4-3) has now held its last six opponents to 62 points or less. In addition, the Mountaineers limited the 49ers (2-2) to 36.7 percent shooting (21-of-54) and have now held their last three opponents under 40.0 percent shooting from the field.

The Black and Gold opened a 6-5 lead early. From there, the Mountaineers went of a 22-4 run to build a 28-9 advantage with 3:26 left in the opening half. App State took a 30-17 lead into the break.

In the second half, Charlotte scored the first four points to trim the Mountaineers lead to 30-21. Leading 39-30, the Black and Gold used an 8-0 spurt, with Williams draining back-to-back triples, to push its lead to 47-30 with 12:06 remaining. Charlotte chipped away at the App State lead, cutting it 61-55 with 37 seconds left. The Mountaineers did not let the 49ers score the rest of the way and got a free throw from Williams, Delph and Johnson to seal the victory.

In addition to holding Charlotte to 36.7 percent shooting, the Mountaineers also limited the 49ers to 19.0 percent (4-of-21) shooting from deep. 

App State held a 37-32 edge in rebounding, including a 8-2 advantage on the offensive glass. The Mountaineers outscored the 49ers 17-5 on the fast break.

Appalachian State will return to action on Tuesday evening with a 7 p.m. contest at East Tennessee State on ESPN+. The Mountaineers then return to the Holmes Center on Dec. 3 against St. Andrews at 7 p.m. Season tickets and single game tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale and can be purchased by calling the App State ticket office at 828-262-2079.

App State men’s basketball would like to thank AutoStar Nissan as its presenting sponsor for the season.