Former Triton offensive coordinator Andy Karcher has been named head football coach at E.E. Smith in Fayetteville. … Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity boys basketball team will host Crossroads Christian in the second round of the NCISAA 1-A playoffs on Thursday at 6 p.m. The Colts took a forfeit win in the first round as flu left Lawrence with only six players. … CFCA’s varsity girls play at Lee Christian on Thursday at 7 p.m. after a first-round bye. … N.C. State took a 79-74 men’s basketball win at Syracuse on Tuesday night. In Winston-Salem, Wake Forest beat North Carolina, 74-57, for the Deacons’ first win in the series since 2014. … No. 3 Kansas visits No. 14 West Virginia tonight at 7 p.m. (ESPN+).