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WESTERN CAROLINA (3-5) AT DAVIDSON (6-1)

Belk Arena, Davidson, 7 p.m.

The Wildcats face the Catamounts, former Southern Conference rivals, on Saturday in the second game of the 2015 Gotham Classic. … Davidson opened the five-team round-robin series by beating Eastern Washington 96-86 on Wednesday. … Western Carolina has lost three of its past four games. … The Wildcats lead the all-time series 41-21, but the Catamounts won the last meeting, a 99-97 overtime victory in the 2013 SoCon tournament semifinals. … Davidson guard Jack Gibbs scored 37 points in the Eastern Washington win, raising his season average to 26.7 points per game, second-best in the nation behind Howard’s James Daniel (28.4 ppg).

CARSON-NEWMAN (4-4, 0-2 SAC) AT QUEENS (8-0, 3-0)

Levine Center, 4 p.m.

The Royals, ranked 17th in the nation among NCAA Division II teams, can set a program record by beating South Atlantic Conference foe Eagles on Saturday. … Queens, which last had an 8-0 start in the 2003-2004 season, is tied with Lincoln Memorial atop the SAC standings. … Carson-Newman has won two of its past three games.

GARDNER-WEBB (3-6, 1-1 BIG SOUTH) AT FURMAN (5-3)

Timmons Arena, Greenville, S.C., 4 p.m.

The Bulldogs take a break from conference play when they face the Paladins on Saturday afternoon. … Gardner-Webb has lost two of its past three games, but both losses were by five points or less. … Furman, which has won three straight, is facing its third Big South opponent this season, beating both Presbyterian and Liberty.

Bill Kiser

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