Mississippi Valley State at South Carolina

When: 7 p.m. Where: Colonial Life Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WTMA 1250-AM. Line: No line

Records: Mississippi Valley State (0-3); South Carolina (1-2)

Notes: USC has lost its last two games, at Elon and to Tennessee State, which was the Gamecocks' first of four games in the Las Vegas Invitational. This is the second. USC then plays No. 1 North Carolina on Friday and Southern California or UNLV on Saturday -- both in Las Vegas. … Mississippi Valley State lost to North Carolina 101-75 on Sunday. … USC won't have backup sophomore guard Brenton Williams for at least the next three games. He sprained his left knee against Tennessee State on Sunday. He scored 13 points in the season-opening win over Western Carolina, then had just three against Elon.

Coastal Carolina at Clemson

When: 9 p.m. Where: Littlejohn Coliseum

Radio: WQSC-AM 1340. Line: No line

Records: Coastal Carolina (3-0); Clemson (2-1)

Notes: Clemson is looking to avoid back-to-back losses to mid-majors after losing to the College of Charleston on Saturday … The one positive from the C of C loss was the play of junior forwards Devin Booker (16 pts., 14 reb.) and Milton Jennings (14 pts., 7 reb.), as the pair combined to make 14 of 28 shots from the field. … Coach Brad Brownell is looking for defensive improvement as the Tigers allowed C of C to shoot 50 percent from the floor. … Coastal's Anthony Raffa is averaging 16.5 points per game.