CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denver Jones scored 22 points to lead Florida International and secured the victory with a jump shot with 29 seconds left as the Panthers took down Charlotte 57-54 on Thursday night.
Jones also added four steals for the Panthers (12-11, 6-6 Conference USA). Arturo Dean scored 12 points, shooting 5 of 10 from the field and 2 for 3 from the line. Nick Guadarrama recorded six points and was 2 of 5 shooting (2 for 4 from distance).
Brice Williams finished with 27 points and six rebounds for the 49ers (13-9, 4-7). Charlotte also got 15 points from Lu’Cye Patterson. In addition, Montre’ Gipson had four points, 10 rebounds and two steals.
Florida International went into halftime tied with Charlotte 27-27. Jones scored 12 points in the half. Jones scored a team-high 10 points for Florida International in the second half, including their game-winner.
Both teams play on Saturday. Florida International visits UAB while Charlotte hosts Florida Atlantic.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
Copyright © 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.