College Basketball

Tuesday’s regional basketball games

UNC GREENSBORO (4-5) AT WAKE FOREST (6-2)

Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, 7 p.m.

The Deacons return to action after an 11-day exam break Tuesday when they host the Spartans. … Wake Forest has won three straight, its longest winning streak in nearly a year, but the Deacons’ last win came Dec. 4 over Arkansas. … UNC Greensboro is coming off an 84-61 win over Belmont Abbey on Saturday. … Wake Forest’s Devin Thomas is tied for 11th in the nation in rebounding (11.4 per game).

DREXEL (1-6) AT SOUTH CAROLINA (8-0)

Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, S.C., 7 p.m., SEC Network

The Gamecocks, off to their best start in 12 years, host the Dragons on Tuesday in the final game of a four-game homestand. … South Carolina last played on Dec. 5, beating South Florida 81-63. … Drexel’s last game was also Dec. 5, but its 66-53 win over La Salle snapped a seven-game losing streak, dating to last season’s Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

PRESBYTERIAN (5-2) VS. CLEMSON (6-3)

Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C., 7 p.m.

The Tigers play the second game in a three-game, six-day stretch Tuesday when they host the Blue Hose. … Clemson will play less than 48 hours after suffering a close, 51-50, loss to Alabama on Sunday. … Presbyterian last played on Dec. 7, with its 93-69 win over Montreat snapping a four-game losing streak.

LINCOLN (2-5) AT JOHNSON C. SMITH (4-4)

Brayboy Gymnasium, 7:30 p.m.

The Golden Bulls begin CIAA play Tuesday against the Lions, opening a four-game homestand. … J.C. Smith is coming off a two-week break and enters the game having lost three straight, including an 87-77 loss to city rival Queens on Dec. 1. … Lincoln is also coming off a long break, with its 56-53 win over Cheyney (Pa.) snapping a three-game losing streak.

APPALACHIAN STATE (2-6) AT TEXAS (6-3)

Frank C. Erwin Jr. Special Events Center, Austin, Texas, 8 p.m.

The Mountaineers hit the road for their first game in nine days, facing the Longhorns on Tuesday night. … Appalachian State has lost three straight and five of its past six games, the last an 86-80 defeat by Hofstra in Madison Square Garden on Dec. 6. … Texas, under first-year head coach Shaka Smart, has won four straight, including an 84-82 victory over No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday.

Bill Kiser

GEORGIA SOUTHERN (3-4) AT NO. 7 DUKE (8-1)

Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Georgia Southern isn’t exactly a formidable squad (two of the Eagles’ three wins came against non-NCAA teams). According to Ken Pomeroy’s rankings, Georgia Southern ranks 299th out of 351 Division I teams. Among Duke opponents, only Bryant (319) ranks lower, and the Blue Devils beat them 113-75.

Laura Keeley

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