at Boston College – L, 77-71

Game Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 6, 2018
Chestnut Hill, MA (Conte Forum)

GAME NOTES

DEACS VISIT BC LOOKING FOR SECOND ACC WIN
• Wake Forest visits Boston College looking for its first ACC road win of the season
• A win would give the Deacs a winning ACC record for the first time since winning the 2013-14 conference opener and a winning ACC record through three games for the first time since going 2-1 to start the 2012-13 season
• A win would mark the first time the Deacs have won at an ACC road venue in consecutive years since winning at Virginia in 2009 and 2010
• A win would give the Deacs a five-game win streak over the Eagles, their longest win streak against an ACC foe since a six-game win streak vs. Virginia from 2007 to 2011

SERIES HISTORY
• Boston College leads 12-10 (BC leads 6-3 in Boston, 5-3 at Conte Forum)
• The Deacs have won the last four matchups, including all three matchups last season
• The last meeting was a 92-78 Wake Forest win in the first round of the 2017 ACC Tournament
• The Deacs’ posted an 85-80 win at Conte Forum last season as both Bryant Crawford and Keyshawn Woods each recorded nine assists (Wake assisted on 22 of 27 FGs)

LAST TIME OUT
• Wake Forest defeated Syracuse, 73-67, in its ACC home opener on Wednesday
• Bryant Crawford had 19 points to lead the Demon Deacons
• The Deacs became the first team to outrebound the Orange this season (38-29)
• Wake Forest assisted on 20 of 25 baskets (2nd game of 80% or better in past 20 years)

PLAYING WITH A LEAD
• Despite an 8-6 record, the Demon Deacons have led in the second half in 12 of 14 games this season
• In 560 minutes this season, Wake Forest has led for 353:22 and trailed for just 161:26

THE PASSING GAME
• In the 73-67 win over Syracuse, Wake Forest had 20 assists on 25 made baskets, marking just the second time in the past 20 seasons the Deacs had reached the 80% assist mark
• Mitchell Wilbekin led the team with a career-high eight assists against the Orange
• The highest assist percentage in the past 20 years was 81.5% (22 of 27) at Boston College last season

UP NEXT
• The Deacs host Virginia Tech on Wednesday, Jan. 10
• The teams split a pair of games last season, with the Demon Deacons winning the regular season
finale in Blacksburg and the Hokies winning in the second round of the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn • The game will tip off at 7 p.m. and air on the ACC Regional Sports Networks (FOX Sports Carolinas)