College Basketball

Region Gameday 02.11.16

Rice (8-15, 3-7) at Charlotte (8-15, 4-6)

Halton Arena, 7 p.m.

The 49ers have lost their past two Conference USA games, separated by a nonconference win at N.C. A&T on Feb. 3. … After struggling through the opening month of conference play, losing six of seven, Rice has turned things around with two wins in its past three games.

Gardner-Webb (13-12, 8-5) at Campbell (8-15, 2-11)

Gore Arena, Buies Creek, 7 p.m.

These teams are heading in opposite directions in the Big South standings. … Gardner-Webb enters on a three-game winning streak and is tied for fourth in the conference standings with Liberty. … After opening conference play with two wins in their first three games, Campbell has lost 10 consecutive league games.

Longwood (8-17, 4-8) at Winthrop (16-7, 8-4)

Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill, 7 p.m.

The Eagles return from an eight-day break. … Winthrop went into its break coming off an 88-77 Big South loss to Liberty on Feb. 2, snapping a seven-game winning streak. … Longwood has followed a four-game losing streak with back-to-back close wins: 80-79 over Campbell on Feb. 3 and 78-76 in two overtimes Saturday at Charleston Southern.

Appalachian State (6-17, 4-8) at Texas State (9-12, 3-9)

Strahan Coliseum, San Marcos, Texas, 8:30 p.m.

The Mountaineers begin a two-game Sun Belt road trip tied for eighth in the Sun Belt standings with South Alabama, but Texas State is a game back. … One team will end a losing streak – the Mountaineers have lost three straight, and the Bobcats have lost their past five games.

Bill Kiser

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