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College Basketball Gameday 02.04.14

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Winthrop (10-10, 4-4) at Liberty (9-14, 3-5)

7 p.m., Vines Center

The Eagles begin a three-games-in-five-days stretch with a Big South road game against the Flames. … Winthrop has lost two straight and three of its past four. … Liberty has lost four of its past five, but three of those were by six or fewer points. … The Eagles next will have a make-up game at home Thursday against Barber-Scotia, then they will host Campbell on Saturday. Bill Kiser

Georgia Tech (12-10, 3-6) at Clemson (14-6, 5-3)

8 p.m., Littlejohn Coliseum

Both teams ended two-game losing streaks Saturday – the Yellow Jackets beat Wake Forest, and the Tigers topped Florida State. … Even with recent setbacks, Clemson still has the nation’s No. 2 scoring defense at 56.1 points per game. … Tigers forward K.J. McDaniels is among the ACC’s top 10 in scoring (sixth at 18.7 points) and rebounds (ninth at 7.1 per game), and he leads the conference in blocked shots with 52. B.K.

Maryland (13-9, 5-4) at North Carolina (14-7, 4-4)

8 p.m., Smith Center (WMYT)

The Terrapins were the first visiting team to win at the Smith Center when it opened in 1986, but they haven’t won in Chapel Hill since 2008. North Carolina’s defense on guard Dez Wells will be key. Wells has been on a tear of late, averaging 19.7 points on 70 percent shooting from the field during Maryland’s past three games.

Freshman Kennedy Meeks, a former standout at West Charlotte High, finished each of the Tar Heels’ past two games with 10 rebounds. His contributions figure to be especially important against the Terrapins, who are second in the ACC with an average of 38.2 rebounds per game. Andrew Carter

Wake Forest (14-8, 4-5) at No. 11 Duke (17-5, 6-3)

9 p.m., Cameron Indoor Stadium (ESPNU)

The Deacons and Blue Devils need bounce-back wins after taking tough ACC losses Saturday – Wake Forest to Georgia Tech and Duke in overtime to Syracuse. … Wake Forest has lost seven straight against Duke, with the last win coming during the 2008-09 season. … Duke freshman Jabari Parker is second in the league in scoring (18.6 points) and rebounding (8.2 per game). B.K.

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