CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jon Davis scored eight of his 22 points in the final three minutes as Charlotte held off Oregon State 69-66 in a wild see-saw game Saturday night.
It was a game of runs on both sides, Oregon State going up 47-38 after a 19-2 run midway through the second half only to have Charlotte charge back into the lead with a 13-0 run. The contest saw nine ties and five lead changes.
OSU’s Steven Thompson, Jr. missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with four seconds left and Charlotte grabbed the rebound. Thompson shot 2 of 9 from 3-point range.
“It was amazing; the fans showed up and I’m so glad they did. It was a great atmosphere and we’re glad we were able to close this one out,” Charlotte coach Mark Price said.
Kendal Manuel paced Oregon State (3-6) with a career-high 15 points in his second career start. Drew Eubanks and Thompson added 14 each. Leading scorer Tres Tinkle missed his third straight game with a broken right wrist.
Davis, who was 12-for-13 at the foul line, broke a 59-59 tie with 3:05 remaining with a pair of free throws and added two more at 2:43. He pushed the lead to 67-61 with a layup.
Manuel cut the lead to 67-64 with a 3-pointer with 53 seconds left and JaQuori McLaughlin made it 69-66 with a basket at 23 seconds left.
Oregon State out rebounded Charlotte 43-31, but the 49ers scored 25 points off 18 OSU turnovers. Davis, Vanhook and White each had two steals. Davis also had seven assists and Vanhook seven boards.
Oregon State: After taking a week off for final exams, the Beavers host Savannah State Dec. 11 at Gill Coliseum.
Charlotte: The 49ers pay a visit to ACC foe Wake Forest Wednesday.