College Basketball

Regional College Basketball Previews 12.14.14

Auburn (3-4) at Clemson (5-3)

Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, S.C., 4 p.m.

Clemson faces an SEC opponent for the third time this season and second in a seven-day span when ithosts Auburn. … Clemson is coming off its biggest win of the season, beating 18th-ranked Arkansas 68-65 in overtime last Sunday. … Auburn, coming off a nine-day break, has lost three of its past four games, including a 58-54 loss to Coastal Carolina on Dec. 5. Bill Kiser

Wofford (7-2) at N.C. State (8-1)

Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, 4 p.m. (FSCR)

Wofford is not a big team, with forwards Justin Gordon and Lee Skinner listed at 6-foot-6. There should be room to work inside for N.C. State forwards Kyle Washington, Lennard Freeman, Abdul-Malik Abu and BeeJay Anya. If guard Trevor Lacey can’t play, the Wolfpack’s interior advantage will be particularly vital. Joe Giglio

Samford (3-7) at Wake Forest (4-5)

Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, 6 p.m.

The Deacons, playing their first game in eight days, host the Bulldogs of the Southern Conference. … Wake Forest has lost three straight, including a 78-65 defeat by N.C. State in its ACC opener Dec. 6. … Samford has lost two straight – to conference foes VMI and Furman – and four of its past five games, all by double digits. B.K.