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December 18, 2017
Conway, SC (HTC Center)

GAME NOTES

DEACS MAKE FIRST TRIP TO COASTAL CAROLINA
• NOTE: Wake Forest All-Access Audio Subscribers can use their account to watch Coastal Carolina’s video stream of the game by clicking here.
• Wake Forest returns to action after a 10-day break for exams with a visit to Coastal Carolina
• The Demon Deacons have won five straight games, matching the longest win streak of the Danny Manning era
• A win tonight would give the Deacs their longest win streak since a seven-game win streak in 2009-10
• The Deacs are visiting a Sun Belt school for the first time since a visit to Old Dominion in 1989-90
• Wake Forest is looking to be the first ACC school to win at the HTC Center as Clemson lost during a visit in 2012-13, the first season of the facility

SERIES HISTORY
• Wake Forest leads 4-1 (first meeting in Conway)
• The Demon Deacons have defeated the Chanticleers each of the past two seasons in Winston-Salem (83-77 in 2015-16, 86-74 in 2016-17)

SHARPSHOOTING ON WIN STREAK
• During the current five-game winning streak, the Deacs have been shooting the ball at their highest percentage of the season
• During the streak, the Deacs are shooting 54.8 percent from the floor, 43.7 percent from 3-point range and 74.8 percent from the line
• Wake Forest has shot at least 50 percent from the floor in each of the past five games, the longest streak within one season since a six-game stretch in 1992-93
• The Deacs have scored at least 80 points in each game of the streak, averaging 86.4 points per game

LAST TIME OUT
• Wake Forest won its fifth straight game with an 109-80 victory over Army West Point
• The Deacs were one point shy of the highest scoring game of the Manning era (110 vs. LSU last season)
• Doral Moore had his second double-double (career-high 20 points, 11 rebounds)
• Five Demon Deacons had or matched career highs for scoring: Doral Moore (20), Mitchell Wilbekin (17), Brandon Childress (17), Troy Rike (2), Aaron Spivey (2)

BIG WINS
• Wake Forest has won its last three games by margins of 29, 23 and 29 points
• It marks the first time the Deacs have won three consecutive games by at least 23 points since 2009-10

UP NEXT
• The Deacs return home Saturday to host No. 20 Tennessee
• It will be the first ranked opponent of the season for the Deacs
• It marks the third straight year the Demon Deacons have hosted a SEC team (Arkansas in 2015-16, LSU in 2016-17)
• The Deacs and Vols haven’t met since a meeting in 2013-14 in the Battle 4 Atlantis and haven’t met in Winston-Salem since 1970-71