College Basketball

Women’s College Basketball Gameday: Charlotte 49ers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs

Charlotte (19-10) vs. Old Dominion (15-16)

Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Ala., 2:30 p.m.

The fourth-seeded 49ers face the fifth-seeded Monarchs in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals. Old Dominion advanced with a 62-55 victory Wednesday over 13th-seeded North Texas. … Charlotte has lost three straight to the Monarchs, including two this season. … Old Dominion junior Jennie Simms leads the league in scoring at 20.9 points per game. … Charlotte features C-USA’s top offense, averaging 75.6 points per game, as well as the league’s best field-goal percentage (46.1 percent). … Thursday’s winner will play either top-seeded Texas-El Paso or No. 8 seed Alabama-Birmingham in Friday’s semifinals.

Bill Kiser