Eastern Michigan (7-3) at No. 9 Duke (9-2)
2:05 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium (ESPN2)
Last time we saw Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon, he put together a slump-busting performance against UCLA, with eight points, five rebounds and four assists in 18 minutes off the bench. It was, by far, his brightest performance of the season. It will be interesting to see if he gets the minutes to build off his performance.
Duke has won 100 consecutive home games against unranked nonconference opponents. … Rodney Hood is shooting an ACC-best 55.4 percent (67-of-121) from the field. …
Jabari Parker and Hood are the top scoring tandem in the ACC (third in the NCAA) at 40.6 points per game. They combine to generate 47.5 percent of Duke’s scoring. Either Parker or Hood has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 10 of the their 11 games Laura Keeley
AKRON (6-4) at SOUTH CAROLINA (4-6)
4 p.m., Colonial Life Arena (ESPNU)
This is a rematch of Wednesday’s third-place game at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu, where South Carolina won 69-59. … Akron is led by 6-7, 235-pound senior forward Demetrius “Tree” Treadwell, who averages 14.8 points and 8.5 rebounds. … Guards Sindari Thornwell (12.1 ppg) and Tyrone Johnson (11.2 ppg) lead South Carolina. H.P.
WAKE FOREST (10-2) at XAVIER (9-3)
5 p.m., Cintas Center (Fox Sports 1)
At the Skip Prosser Classic in Cincinnati, Wake Forest will try to cool off the Musketeers, who have won four straight behind 6-3 sophomore guard Semaj Christon (14.9 ppg., 3.9 assists). … The Deacons are led by 6-3 sophomore guard Codi Miller McIntyre, a Concord native who averages 17.5 points and 4.0 assists, and 6-9 forward Devin Thomas (9.8 rpg), the ACC’s top rebounder. Harry Pickett
No. 25 Missouri (10-1) at N.C. State (9-2)
8 p.m., PNC Arena (ESPN2)
Missouri’s Earnest Ross, a 6-5 senior transfer from Auburn, is from Cary. He leads the Tigers in steals (with 18) and ranks second on the team with 18 3-pointers. Ross had 20 points in Mizzou’s 80-71 home win against UCLA on Dec. 7.
Missouri’s coaching staff will be familiar to ACC fans. Coach Frank Haith is a former Wake Forest assistant and he was Miami’s head coach from 2004 to ’11. Assistant Dave Leitao was Virginia’s head coach before Tony Bennett. Assistant Mark Phelps was an assistant at N.C. State for 10 seasons under Herb Sendek and assistant Tim Fuller is also a former Wake Forest assistant. Joe Giglio
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