College Basketball

Sunday’s Area College Basketball Games for 01.04.15

Old Dominion (11-1, 0-0) at Charlotte (6-6, 0-0)

1 p.m., Halton Arena (WCCB)

The Monarchs have won eight straight and are off to their fastest start since 2004-05 ... The Monarchs’ only loss came against Illinois State (64-45) in the Paradise Jam tournament in November ... Otherwise, ODU has impressive victories against Louisiana State, Virginia Commonwealth and Georgia State ... Junior guard Trey Freeman’s 16.6 points per game leads the Monarchs ... Richard Ross, a 6-foot-6 senior, averages 6.6 rebounds for ODU, which has a plus-7.6 rebounding margin ... The game matches Conference USA’s top defensive team (ODU, which allows 55.2 points per game) and the league’s second-highest scoring team (Charlotte, 75.6) ... This is just Charlotte’s fourth home game. David Scott

Louisville (12-1) at Wake Forest (8-6, 0-1)

8 p.m., Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem (ESPNU)

After opening their ACC schedule nearly a month ago, the Deacons resume league play Sunday with a home game against the fifth-ranked Cardinals. … Wake Forest has won three straight and four of its past five games. … Louisville, playing its first-ever ACC game, is second in the league and eighth in the nation in points allowed (54.2 per game). Bill Kiser

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