Both history and current records point to a Charlotte victory over Davidson when the two teams meet in Halton Arena on Wednesday. Charlotte has dominated the series against its neighbors to the north and enter the game with a 6-1 record.
Despite the program’s 28-11 all-time series lead and current five-game winning streak, Charlotte’s coach and his players aren’t taking this rivalry game lightly.
“The mindset is we’re trying to beat our rivals,” sophomore guard Denzel Ingram said. “We don’t want to let them come into our house and beat us.”
If the Wildcats (2-5) did manage to beat the 49ers, it would be their first win in Halton Arena since Charlotte moved there in the mid-90s. The Wildcats are 0-7 against the 49ers in their current gym. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m.
Charlotte coach Alan Major said that despite his team’s early success, nothing is guaranteed for his team against Davidson. He pointed out that even though his team won two of the last three meetings, they’ve been challenged.
“We’ve got to compete for forty minutes because they are not a team that’s going to give you anything,” he said. “We were able to do that the last couple of years, and last year it was a one possession game. That’s a classic rivalry stuff.”