CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nik Graves scored 15 points as Charlotte beat Maine 69-52 to open the season on Monday night.

Graves added five rebounds for the 49ers. Dishon Jackson shot 6 for 12, including 1 for 3 from beyond the arc to add 13 points. Lu'Cye Patterson was 3 of 6 shooting and 5 of 9 from the free throw line to finish with 11 points.

AJ Lopez finished with 13 points for the Black Bears. Maine also got nine points and three steals from Ja'Shonte Wright-McLeish. Peter Filipovity also had seven points.


Charlotte's next game is Friday against Liberty, and Maine hosts Maine-Presque Isle on Wednesday.


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