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June 5, 2012
The Charlotte 49ers won't get any breaks in their final season in the Atlantic 10.
The 16-team league announced the 2012-13 schedule Tuesday, handing Charlotte a pair of match-ups with the defending league champion Temple Owls and a visit to Butler's Hinkle Field House, among others.
The 49ers will play a 16-game conference schedule, facing off with Fran Dunphy's Owls in Charlotte and Philadelphia. They'll play the other 14 teams once. Highlights of the home schedule include a bout with former CAA darling Virginia Commonwealth, as well as a visit from the Xavier Musketeers. Charlotte will also avoid tough road games at UMass and Saint Joseph's.
Charlotte's road schedule includes games at Butler and Saint Louis, among others.
Home schedule: Dayton, Fordham, La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph's, Temple and Xavier.
Away schedule: Butler, Duquesne, George Washington, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis and Temple.
Note: Charlotte's home non-conference schedule includes games against Florida State (Time Warner Cable Arena), Oregon State and East Carolina. The Niners will play road non-conference games at Davidson and Miami.
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