College Basketball

Carolinas college basketball gameday 12.31.14

Princeton (5-8) at Wake Forest (7-6)

1 p.m., Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem

The Deacons close out 2014 and their nonconference schedule with a New Year’s Eve home game against the Tigers. … Wake Forest is coming off a last-second, 65-63 victory Saturday at Richmond, the Deacons’ second straight win and third in four games. … Princeton also brings a two-game winning streak into the game, but the Tigers last played Dec. 22, beating Liberty 65-47. … Princeton’s Hans Brase, a Clover, S.C., native, is the team’s leading rebounder (7.8 per game) and No. 2 scorer (12.6 points per game). Bill Kiser

Longwood (4-9) at Winthrop (5-6)

1 p.m., Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill

The Eagles open Big South play against the Lancers. … Winthrop is coming off a 10-day holiday break, beating Reinhardt 100-72 on Dec. 21. … Longwood, picked to finish last in the league, lost Saturday to Ball State 69-64. … The road hasn’t been kind to the Lancers this season, going 0-6. B.K.

Gardner-Webb (8-5) at Presbyterian (4-9)

6 p.m., Templeton Center, Clinton, S.C.

The Bulldogs go on the road for their final game of 2014, opening Big South play against the Blue Hose. … Gardner-Webb has won two straight and five of its past six, including an 89-84 upset victory over Purdue on Dec. 22. … Presbyterian, which has lost three straight, is led by Hopewell High grad and Davidson transfer Jordan Downing (16.1 points per game). B.K.

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