Happy New Year! … Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity boys basketball team was topped, 66-61, by Cannon School of Concord in the consolation championship of the Beach Ball Classic at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Thursday despite 21 points by Cinque Lemon. … Chandler Vaudrin had 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for Winthrop in a 94-76 win over visiting Campbell on Thursday. … N.C. State welcomed back D.J. Funderburk, who scored 21 points Wednesday in a 79-76 home win over Boston College as the Wolfpack improved to 2-0 in the ACC. … Wake Forest (3-0) managed a 70-62 win over visiting Catawba on Thursday in the Deacons’ first game in over a month. … Fighting followed Mississippi State’s 28-26 win over Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday. … Ball State dealt San Jose State its first loss, 34-13, in the Arizona Bowl. … West Virginia rallied from a 21-10 deficit in the second half to top Army, 24-21, in the Liberty Bowl. … No. 9 Georgia (7-2) meets No. 8 Cincinnati (9-0) in the Peach Bowl today (ESPN, noon). … Auburn (6-4) faces No. 14 Northwestern (6-2) in the Citrus Bowl (ABC, 1 p.m.). … In the College Football Playoff semifinals today, No. 4 Notre Dame (10-1) takes on No. 1 Alabama (11-0) in the Rose Bowl in Arlington, Texas (ESPN, 4 p.m.) and No. 3 Ohio State (6-0) plays No. 2 Clemson (10-1) in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans (ESPN, 8 p.m.).