College Basketball

Appalachian State, Clemson basketball previews 01.19.15

Appalachian State (5-10, 2-4) at Troy (7-8, 2-4)

8:30 p.m., Trojan Arena, Troy, Ala.

The Mountaineers, playing their first season in the Sun Belt, will try to win back-to-back league games for the first time. … Appalachian State snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday, beating Georgia State 74-69. … Troy is also coming off a win, a 75-71 victory against Georgia Southern that ended a two-game skid. Bill Kiser

Florida State (9-9, 1-4 ACC) at Clemson (10-7, 2-3)

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

The Tigers will go for their first back-to-back ACC victories this season when they host the Seminoles. … Clemson stunned Syracuse 66-53 Saturday, giving the Orange its first league loss and knocking it from atop the conference standings. … Florida State has lost its past three games, including 72-63 to N.C. State on Saturday. B.K.