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Region College Basketball Gameday Capsules

Charlotte (1-6) at No. 21 Miami (6-1)

BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Fla., 4 p.m.

The 49ers take on their first Top 25 opponent this season. … Charlotte has lost four straight, including a 109-74 defeat Tuesday by county rival Davidson in the Hornets Nest Game. … Miami beat the 49ers twice within a three-day span last season, by scores of 77-58 on Nov. 23 and 77-74 on Nov. 25.

Queens (6-0, 1-0) at Anderson (2-4, 1-0)

Abney Athletic Center, Anderson, S.C., 4 p.m.

The Royals are off to their best start in 12 years. … Queens won a program-record eight straight games to open the 2003-04 season. … The Royals and Anderson are tied with Tusculum for second in the South Atlantic Conference standings, one-half game behind Lincoln Memorial.

South Florida (2-6) at South Carolina (7-0)

Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, 4 p.m. (SEC)

The Gamecocks can match their best start in 12 seasons with a win against the Bulls. … South Carolina opened the 2003-04 season with eight straight wins, the fourth time in program history. … South Florida is coming off a 67-58 loss Thursday at Delaware.

High Point (5-2, 1-0) at Gardner-Webb (3-5, 1-0)

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

The Bulldogs play just their second home game of the season. … Gardner-Webb opened Big South play Wednesday with an 87-76 win at Presbyterian. … High Point has won two straight and five of its past six games.

Bill Kiser

Bucknell (3-4) at N.C. State (4-3)

PNC Arena, Raleigh, noon (FSCR)

The Bison are 0-2 against Power 5 teams with a 90-82 home loss to Wake Forest and a 62-58loss at Penn State. … Former N.C. State coach Jim Valvano got his start at Bucknell. He was the Bison’s coach for three seasons before taking the Iona job in 1975.

Joe Giglio

Buffalo (4-3) at No. 7 Duke (7-1)

Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN2)

Had this game been played last season, the coaching matchup would have been much more intriguing. Former Duke star Bobby Hurley coached the Bulls in 2013-15 before taking the job at Arizona State last offseason.

Laura Keeley

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