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January 27, 2018
Louisville, KY (KFC Yum! Center)

GAME NOTES

DEACS LOOK TO SNAP STREAK DURING VISIT TO LOUISVILLE
• Wake Forest looks to snap a season-long six game losing streak as it visits Louisville
• The Deacs are making their second visit to the KFC Yum! Center
• Louisville was also the site of the Deacs’ trip to the 1962 Final Four, held at Freedom Hall

SERIES HISTORY
• Louisville leads 4-2 (leads 1-0 at Louisville, 1-0 at KFC Yum! Center)
• The Deacs won the only meeting last season, 88-81, over the then-No. 8 Cards at LJVM Coliseum
• The only previous meeting at the KFC Yum! Center was a 65-57 Louisville win in 2015-16

LAST TIME OUT
• Wake Forest fell to No. 4 Duke, 84-70, Tuesday night at LJVM Coliseum
• Doral Moore had 18 points on 9-9 FGs, the best perfect game in the ACC this season and the second-best perfect game in Wake Forest history
• Moore also had 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season
• Brandon Childress scored a career-high 18 points (16 in the second half)
• Chaundee Brown added 16 points and a career-high five assists

CHALLENGING FIRST HALF OF ACC PLAY
• Tonight’s game marks the halfway point of ACC play for the Demon Deacons
• The first half of Wake Forest’s conference schedule has been challenging, with those nine opponents entering the weekend with a 43-26 ACC record and an average 33.2 KenPom ranking
• The Deacs’ second half of conference play will be against opponents with a 29-38 ACC record and an average 72.0 KenPom ranking

DEACS FROM DEEP
• Wake Forest ranks third in the ACC in 3-point percentage at 38.1
• Last year the Deacs shot 38.5 percent as they made a school-record 268 triples
• In ACC play, Wake Forest is fifth in the conference at 37.2 percent from 3-point range, making 8.0 triples per game
• The Deacs have made at least nine 3-pointers in five of eight ACC games this season
• Seven different Deacs have made multiple 3-pointers in a game this season (only six Deacs accomplished the feat last season)

THROW IT DOWN, BIG FELLA!
• Doral Moore is shooting 73.4 percent from the floor this season (91-124), ranking fourth in the nation among players with at least 5 FGA/Game
• He leads the ACC in 2-point FG% at 73.4 (all of his attempts have been inside the arc) and would break the mark for the highest 2FG% by an ACC player since 1992-93 (69.7 percent by Brendan Haywood of North Carolina in 1999-00)
• He would join four fellow Demon Deacons who have led the ACC in 2FG% for a season since 1992-93 (Tim Duncan in 1996-97, Eric Williams in 2005-06, James Johnson in 2008-09 and John Collins in 2016-17)
• Of his 91 field goals this season, 55 have been dunks
• His 9-of-9 shooting against Duke on Jan. 23 is the second-best perfect FG game in Wake Forest history (Kyle Visser, 10-10 vs. JMU in 2006-07) and the best perfect game by a Duke opponent since 1981-82 (Thurl Bailey of NC State, also 9-9)
• His 9-of-10 shooting against Army on Dec. 8 tied the best FG% by a Deac (min 10 FGA) in the Danny Manning era (John Collins went 9-of-10 last season vs. UTEP)

UP NEXT
• The Deacs return home to host Florida State on Wednesday
• It will be the only meeting of the year between the teams
• The game will tip at 8 p.m. and air on ACC Network affiliates