Old Dominion holds off Charlotte 69-68
Charlotte, N.C. (AP)—Jonathan Adams hit a 3-pointer with 5.5 seconds to give Old Dominion a 69-68 victory against Charlotte on Sunday night in the Monarchs’ season opener.
Ben Finney, Darius James and Gerald Lee scored 14 points each for Old Dominion (1-1), which outrebounded the 49ers 39-23 en route to victory. Old Dominion fell behind with 6:20 left in the game, and didn’t regain the lead until Adams’ shot fell from the top of the key.
Finney’s 3-pointer closed Charlotte’s lead to 67-66 with 14.5 seconds left. DiJuan Harris, the Atlantic 10’s leader last season in turnover-to-assist ratio, missed one of two free throws for Charlotte (1-1), then turned the ball over at midcourt. That gave Old Dominion a final possession, trailing by two.
Harris’ runner from the baseline rimmed out as time expired for Charlotte.