College Sports

College basketball gameday: Here are 6 matchups to watch

No. 8 NORTH CAROLINA (1-0) at ELON (1-0)

Alumni Field House, Elon College, 7 p.m. ESPNU

Tyler Seibring, a 6-foot-9 forward, scored 17 points and Elon shot 47 percent from the floor in an 62-56 win over Manhattan. ...The Tar Heels are playing their opening two games on the road for the first time in 22 years.

GARDNER-WEBB (0-1) at No. 15 VIRGINIA TECH (0-0)

Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va., 7 p.m.

The Hokies are among the last Division I teams to open their regular season. They had five players in double figures in an exhibition win over Liberty. ...Jose Perez scored 16 points Tuesday for the Runnin’ Bulldogs in a loss to VCU.

N.C. CENTRAL (0-0) at No. 22 CLEMSON (1-0)

Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, S.C., 7 p.m.

Clemson’s 100-80 romp over The Citadel on Tuesday was the first 100-point performance for the Tigers in nine years. ...The visiting Eagles have three starters back from an NCAA tournament team last season.


Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, 7 p.m.

Stony Brook rallied from a 22-0 deficit to beat George Washington in overtime Tuesday. ...The Gamecocks sputtered in an opening victory over USC Upstate, but freshman Keyshawn Bryant scored 21 points.


Belk Arena, Davidson, 7 p.m.

Dartmouth made 22 3-pointers in Tuesday’s 114-39 drubbing of Division III Newbury. ...Davidson started four guards Tuesday against Cleveland State yet grabbed 22 offensive rebounds.

QUEENS (1-1) vs. EMMANUEL (0-0)

Shuford Memorial Gymnasium, Hickory, 7:30 p.m.

Shaun Willett scored 19 points in each of Queens’ games last weekend. ...This game is part of the Conference Carolinas/South Atlantic Conference Challenge at Lenoir-Rhyne. Queens will face Young Harris at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Steve Lyttle