Wake Forest (14-12, 4-9 ACC) at North Carolina (19-7, 9-4)
Noon., Smith Center (WBTV)
Two long-time rivals square off Saturday, with both teams heading in opposite directions in the ACC standings. … The Deacons have lost six straight, including a 71-60 loss at Maryland on Tuesday. … Meanwhile, the Tar Heels appeared to have righted their ship, winning their past eight games, including Thursday’s 74-66 victory over No. 5 Duke. … The UNC-Wake Forest rivarly dates back to 1910, with the Tar Heels holding a 155-66 advantage in the series. … However, the Deacons snapped a four-game losing streak to UNC earlier this season, beating the then 19th-ranked Tar Heels 73-67 in their league opener Jan. 5. Bill Kiser
Clemson (16-9, 7-6 ACC) at Georgia Tech (13-13, 4-9)
Noon, McCamish Pavilion (FSCR)
Heading into the final two weeks of the ACC regular season, the Tigers have a good chance to improve their seeding in the conference tournament. … Clemson snapped a three-game losing streak by beating N.C. State 73-56 on Tuesday, and four of its final five games are against teams behind them in the league standings. … The Yellow Jackets have lost three of their past four games, including Tuesday’s 68-51 loss to No. 5 Duke. … The Tigers have won eight straight against Georgia Tech, including a 45-41 victory on Feb. 4. B.K.
Georgia (14-11, 8-5 SEC) at South Carolina (10-16, 3-10)
1:30 p.m., Colonial Life Arena
The Gamecocks are looking to regain some momentum heading into the homestretch of the SEC regular season, having a two-game winning streak – their first since January 2011 – snapped in a 71-64 loss to Arkansas on Wednesday. … The Bulldogs, currently third in the league standings, are in the same boat, with Tuesday’s 67-48 loss to Tennessee snapping a four-game winning streak. B.K.
Queens (12-11, 10-9 South Atlantic) at Carson-Newman (17-6, 14-5)
4 p.m., Holt Fieldhouse
The Royals take on one of the South Atlantic Conference’s frontrunners – and a team they’ve handed a rare loss to this season. … Queens beat the Eagles 75-68 on Jan. 11 at home, but the rematch will be on Carson-Newman’s homecourt, where its 13-1 this season. … The Eagles, second in the SAC standings behind Lincoln Memorial, have won six straight, including an 87-79 victory over Anderson on Wednesday. B.K.
Wofford (16-10, 10-3 Southern) at Davidson (16-11, 12-1)
7 p.m., Belk Arena
The Wildcats are at the top of the Southern Conference standings, but can’t afford a slip-up now in the final week of the regular season. … Davidson has won its past nine games, all but two of those by double digits, and beat the Terriers 78-63 in its league opener on Jan. 4. … Since losing three of its first five SoCon games, Wofford has won nine straight, and is tied for second in the league standings with Chattanooga. However, the Mocs hold the tiebreaker thanks to back-to-back wins over the Terriers on Jan. 11 and Jan 18. B.K.
Winthrop (15-11, 8-5 Big South) at Gardner-Webb (15-13, 8-5)
7 p.m., Paul Porter Arena
The Eagles have a chance to move up in the Big South standings with a win over the Bulldogs, who they lost to 56-51 on Jan. 15. … Winthrop and Gardner-Webb are among four teams tied for third in the conference standings, one game back of a three-way tie for the lead among Coastal Carolina, VMI and High Point. … The Eagles have won five of their past six games, including a 75-65 win over Coastal on Wednesday. … The Bulldogs have won three of their past four, including a 79-70 victory over Presbyterian on Wednesday. B.K.
Shaw (9-16, 7-8 CIAA) at Johnson C. Smith (15-10, 7-8)
7:30 p.m., Brayboy Gymnasium
The Golden Bulls wrap up their CIAA regular-season schedule Saturday against the Bears, whom they lost to 81-67 on Feb. 1. … Since beating J.C. Smith, Shaw had lost three of its past five games, but downed Fayetteville State 65-57 on Wednesday. … The Golden Bulls have won two straight, the last an 89-86 overtime victory over Winston-Salem State on Friday. … That game began Wednesday but the OT period was delayed because an errant shot left a broken light fixture hanging precariously over the court at Brayboy Gym. B.K.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less