Appalachian State beats Charlotte 87-84 in 2OT
BOONE, N.C. (AP)—Kellen Brand scored 23 points, Ryann Abraham hit four straight free throws in the final 12 seconds of the second overtime and Appalachian State outlasted Charlotte 87-84 on Wednesday night.
In a wild, sloppy game not decided until Javarris Barnett’s tying 3-pointer bounced off the rim at the buzzer, the Mountaineers (1-1) captured their home opener and gave the Southern Conference an early impressive non-conference win.
It was the second straight heartbreaking loss for the 49ers (1-2), who fell at home to Old Dominion on a late shot Sunday.
An’Juan Wilderness led Charlotte with 17 points and hit the tying shot at the end of regulation, but the 49ers couldn’t overcome foul trouble. Top scorer Lamont Mack was held to 11 points and fouled out with 4:43 left in regulation.
Isaac Butts added 15 points and 17 rebounds for the Mountaineers.