College Basketball

Carolinas College Basketball Games 01.17.15

Radford (11-7, 2-3) at Winthrop (8-8, 3-2)

1 p.m., Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill

The Eagles are looking to put together back-to-back Big South wins for the first time this season when they host the Highlanders. … Winthrop went 2-1 during a three-game league road trip, capped by an 84-69 victory over UNC Asheville on Wednesday. … After dropping three straight to open league play, Radford has won its past two conference games. Bill Kiser

Georgia State (11-6, 4-2) at Appalachian State (4-10, 1-4)

3:30 p.m., Holmes Center, Boone

The Mountaineers look to break out of a slump when they host the Panthers in a Big South game Saturday afternoon. … Appalachian State has lost four straight, including a 59-50 loss to Arkansas State on Thursday. … Georgia State has won two straight, beating Texas-Arlington 83-62 on Thursday. B.K.

Syracuse (13-4, 4-0) at Clemson (9-7, 1-3)

4 p.m., Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, S.C. (WBTV)

The Tigers begin a three-game ACC homestand on Saturday afternoon when they host the Orange for the first time since the 2007 NIT quarterfinals. … Clemson went 1-2 on a three-game league road trip, with both losses to Top 5 teams (Louisville and Virginia). … Syracuse has won seven straight since losing to former Big East rival Villanova on Dec. 20, and is tied atop the ACC standings with the Cavaliers. B.K.

Queens (9-6, 6-3) at Lincoln Memorial (15-0, 9-0)

4 p.m., Tex Turner Arena, Harrogate, Tenn.

The Royals will have a tough task in trying to rebound from their first loss in six weeks when they face the South Atlantic Conference frontrunning Railsplitters. … Queens had its eight-game winning streak, the team’s longest since 2010-2011, end with a 65-60 loss to Wingate on Wednesday. … Lincoln Memorial has won 22 straight regular-season games, and 22 straight on its home court. B.K.

Gardner-Webb (11-7, 3-2) at Coastal Carolina (14-3, 5-0)

4:30 p.m., HTC Center, Conway, S.C.

The Bulldogs play a key Big South game Saturday afternoon when they face the frontrunning Chanticleers on the road. … Gardner-Webb is in a three-way tie for fourth in the league standings with Charleston Southern and Winthrop. … The Bulldogs lost to High Point 84-72 on Wednesday, snapping a two-game winning streak. … Coastal Carolina has won its past six games, and holds a seven-game home winning streak. B.K.

Davidson (12-3, 3-1) at Richmond (9-8, 2-2)

6 p.m., Robins Center, Richmond, Va.

The Wildcats get their first rematch against an Atlantic 10 opponent when they face the Spiders. … Davidson’s first-ever league game (and win) came against Richmond, 81-67 at Belk Arena on Jan. 3. … The Wildcats have won two straight since losing to then-No. 21 VCU on Jan. 7. … The Spiders are coming off a 73-70, double OT loss to George Washington on Thursday. B.K.

Fayetteville State (9-7, 3-3) at Johnson C. Smith (9-8, 3-3)

7:30 p.m., Brayboy Gymnasium

The Golden Bulls wrap up a four-game CIAA homestand on Saturday night when they host the Broncos. … Both teams had three-game winning streaks end Monday – J.C. Smith in a 74-63 loss to Virginia State, Fayetteville State losing to Bowie State 74-66. … Broncos center Gatluak Thiep leads the league in field goal percentage (72.1 percent). B.K.

Rice (4-11, 1-3) at Charlotte (8-8, 2-2)

7 p.m., Halton Arena

49ers guard Pierria Henry is closing in on the school’s career steals record, needing six to pass Eddie Basden’s mark of 264 … Rice guard Marcus Jackson is one of Conference USA’s more dangerous 3-point shooters, averaging 2.5 made per game on 40 percent shooting … If the game is close at the end, Charlotte will want to keep Rice’s Max Guercy off the free-throw line, where he leads the league at 88.9 percent … The Owls won their league opener against Texas-San Antonio, but have lost three straight since, including a 63-53 defeat at Old Dominion on Thursday. David Scott

South Carolina (10-5, 1-2) at Auburn (9-7, 1-2)

8:30 p.m., Auburn Arena, Auburn, Ala. (SEC)

The Gamecocks play their third road game of 2015 when the face the Tigers in an SEC game Saturday night. … South Carolina snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday, edging Alabama 68-66. … While Auburn has struggled on the road, going 0-5, the Tigers have been nearly unbeatable at home (8-1). The lone loss came to Coastal Carolina on Dec. 5. B.K.