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College basketball gameday: Wednesday’s 3 to watch

North Carolina coach Roy Williams, point guard Nate Britt and the Tar Heels will play host to Davidson on Wednesday in the Smith Center. Britt scored a team-high 17 points in the Tar Heels’ 96-65 win against Davidson last season.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams, point guard Nate Britt and the Tar Heels will play host to Davidson on Wednesday in the Smith Center. Britt scored a team-high 17 points in the Tar Heels’ 96-65 win against Davidson last season. rwillett@newsobserver.com

DAVIDSON (5-2) at NO. 7 NORTH CAROLINA (8-1)

Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, 9 p.m., ESPN2

Davidson is coming off a 76-61 loss Sunday at Charleston, where the Wildcats shot 34 percent from the floor. ...Jack Gibbs (23.3 points a game) and Peyton Aldridge (19.7) lead the Wildcats. ...Tar Heels starting point guard Joel Berry II sprained his left ankle in Sunday’s 95-50 rout of Radford and won’t play . Berry, the team’s No. 2 scorer and assist leader, likely will be replaced by Nate Britt. ...North Carolina, which leads the overall series 64-11, beat the Wildcats 96-65 last December in Chapel Hill.

HAMPTON (2-6) at GARDNER-WEBB (4-4)

Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, 7 p.m.

The visiting Pirates are shooting 37.7 percent from the floor. They’re allowing opponents 46 percent. Hampton’s defense hasn’t been strong in the paint, and Gardner-Webb outscored VMI 52-18 there in an 86-68 win Saturday.

QUEENS (8-0, 2-0 SAC) at BREVARD (1-8, 0-3)

Boshamer Gymnasium, Brevard, 8 p.m.

The Royals enter this South Atlantic Conference game as the No. 1-ranked Division II team in the Southeast. ...Todd Withers had 19 points and seven rebounds Saturday in Queens’ 75-63 win against Anderson. ...Daniel Camp leads Queens in scoring (15.8 points) and rebounds (7.8). ...Brevard is coming off a 100-50 loss Monday to preseason SAC favorite Lincoln Memorial.

Steve Lyttle

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