College Basketball

Charlotte hosts Florida Atlantic; App State meets longtime rival

Florida Atlantic (8-8, 1-4)

at Charlotte (8-11, 2-5)

7 p.m., Halton Arena

The Owls haven’t played in 12 days; their last game was a 76-62 Conference USA victory against Marshall. Guard Solomon Poole, a transfer from Georgia Tech, leads FAU in scoring (15.9 points per game). Senior forward Kelvin Penn averages 1.8 blocks and is second in program history in that category. Guard Marquan Botley averages 12.6 points and 3.6 assists. First-year Owls coach Michael Curry played in the NBA 13 years and coached the Detroit Pistons for one season (2008-09). David Scott

Appalachian State (8-10, 5-4)

at Ga. Southern (13-4, 6-2)

7:30 p.m.

Hanner Fieldhouse, Statesboro, Ga.

Two longtime conference rivals meet again when the Mountaineers and Eagles face off in a Sun Belt game Thursday. Appalachian State has won its past four games, its longest winning streak since the 2012-2013 season. Georgia Southern, which like the Mountaineers used to play in the Southern Conference, has won its past two games, and sits atop the league standings. Bill Kiser

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