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Charlotte beats Georgia Southern to open 2012-13 season

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Senior Chase Braswell tallied a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead Charlotte to a 66-53 win over Georgia Southern Wednesday night at Halton Arena in North Carolina.

“It was good to get a win at home,” Charlotte coach Alan Major said. “We had good balance with scoring and rebounding tonight. Tonight’s win was a total team effort.”

The 49ers shot 49 percent from the field and outrebounded Georgia Southern 40-19, including 16 second-chance opportunities on the offensive glass.

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Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

VIDEO: UNLV’s Derrick Jones with more ridiculous dunks

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UNLV freshman Derrick Jones is probably the best dunker in college basketball and he took flight a few times on Tuesday afternoon at the Maui Invitational.

The Runnin’ Rebels trailed host school Chaminade at the half before rallying for a win and Jones had a couple of highlight-reel plays in the win.

VIDEO: UMass Lowell game delayed by shattered backboard

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UMass Lowell’s game with Wheelock College was delayed for a little over an hour on Tuesday afternoon after a dunk attempt from Dontavius Smith broke the backboard.

The game resumed and UMass Lowell won 104-76. Here’s the video of Smith shattering the glass after he took flight. Smith finished the game with 14 points.