Old Dominion (15-5, 5-2 Conference USA) made 29 of 33 free throws, including 23 of 27 in the second half when the Monarchs rallied from a 34-24 deficit with 52 points in the final 20 minutes, Stith scoring 17 points and Caver 16.
There were 63 free throws taken by both teams with Charlotte making 21 of 30.
Jon Davis scored 30 points for Charlotte (5-13, 2-5), moving past Jarvis Lang (1990-95), to fifth place on the 49ers' all-time scoring list with 1,868.
The Monarchs trailed 39-30 with 16 minutes remaining when Caver scored 11 points in a 26-5 run to lead 56-44. The lead remained in double figures until just over a minute remained but the 49ers didn't get closer than the final six-point margin. Stith scored the Monarchs' final five points at the line.
Farnham OK with Izzo showing frustration with players
Sean Farnham and Dan Dakich don't have a problem with Tom Izzo yelling at Aaron Henry because this is late in the season and the games are important.
Michigan State's late 7-0 run fuels them to win
Michigan state's Cassius Winston hits a sweet floater and Matt McQuaid drills a 3-pointer to cap off a 7-0 run leading them to a 76-68 win over Bradley.
Big defensive stop allows Maryland to escape Belmont, 79-77
Maryland's Darryl Morsell made a crucial defensive stop as Belmont went for a last-second upset in the NCAA Tournament, allowing the Terrapins to escape with a 79-77 victory Thursday in the East Regional.