Gardner-Webb (1-1) vs. Clemson (1-1)
University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, 2:30 p.m.
The Tigers open play in the Paradise Jam tournament against the Bulldogs. … Clemson suffered its first loss of the season Monday, falling to Winthrop 77-74. … Meanwhile, Gardner-Webb won its first game Monday, beating College of Charleston 80-67. … The winner plays either Seton Hall or Nevada at 7 p.m. Sunday. Bill Kiser
Johnson & Wales (4-2) at Johnson C. Smith (0-2)
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Brayboy Gymnasium, 7:30 p.m.
The Golden Bulls open their own JCSU Tip-Off Classic on Friday against the Wildcats. … J.C. Smith last played six days ago, losing to Indiana (Pa.) 93-67 on Saturday. … Johnson & Wales is also coming off a loss, falling to UNC Asheville 87-48 on Wednesday. B.K.
Iona (1-1) at Wake Forest (2-1)
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, 8:30 p.m.
The Deacons open a five-game nonconference homestand Friday when they host the Gaels. … Wake Forest suffered its first loss Wednesday, falling to Arkansas 83-53. … Iona began a three-game road trip by losing to Wofford 86-73 on Tuesday. … Deacons C Devin Thomas is averaging 19.0 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. B.K.