CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Brice Williams scored 31 points as Charlotte beat Middle Tennessee 82-67 on Thursday night.

Williams was 9 of 11 shooting, including 2 for 3 from distance, and went 11 for 13 from the line for the 49ers (10-3). Lu'Cye Patterson scored 15 points while going 4 of 7 and 6 of 7 from the free throw line. Aly Khalifa finished 6 of 13 from the field to finish with 12 points, while adding seven rebounds.

Teafale Lenard finished with 12 points and four steals for the Blue Raiders (8-5). Elias King added 12 points for Middle Tennessee. In addition, DeAndre Dishman had 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks.


Both teams next play Saturday. Charlotte hosts Louisiana Tech while Middle Tennessee hosts Western Kentucky.


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