at North Carolina State – L, 72-63

Game Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 18, 2018
Raleigh, NC (PNC Arena)

GAME NOTES

DEACS LOOK FOR FIRST ACC ROAD WIN AT NC STATE
• Wake Forest looks for its first ACC road win of the season as it visits NC State
• The Deacs are looking to win in Raleigh in consecutive years since three straight wins at PNC Arena in 2001, 2002 and 2003

SERIES HISTORY
• NC State leads 141-105 (NC State leads 59-24 in Raleigh, 13-5 at PNC Arena)
• The Demon Deacons won both of the meetings last season, 93-88 in Raleigh and 88-58 in Winston-Salem
• Wake Forest’s 93-88 win last season at PNC Arena snapped the Deacs’ 11-game losing streak in Raleigh
• Wake Forest’s 105 all-time wins over NC State are the most against any opponent

LAST TIME OUT
• Wake Forest suffered an 89-71 loss at No. 7 Duke on Saturday afternoon
• Bryant Crawford led the Deacs with 21 points, his fifth 20-point game of the season
• Keyshawn Woods had 15 points and a season-high four assists

DEACS FROM DEEP
• Wake Forest ranks third in the ACC in 3-point percentage at 39.8
• Last year the Deacs shot 38.5 percent as they made a school-record 268 triples
• In ACC play, Wake Forest leads the conference at 41.8 percent from 3-point range, making a league-high 10.2 triples per game
• The Deacs have made at least nine 3-pointers in all five 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)

ON THE LINE
• The Demon Deacons are looking to return to its strong performance from the free throw line
• In non-conference play, the Deacs shot 77.3 percent from the free throw line, averaging 22.8 attempts per game
• In ACC play, the Deacs are shooting 62.0 percent from the line, averaging 14.2 attempts per game
• Wake Forest has attempted seven FTs vs. Virginia Tech and nine FTs at Duke in the last two games, marking the first time since 2000-01 that the Deacs have attempted single-digit free throws in consecutive games

UP NEXT
• The Deacs return with back-to-back home games against top-10 opponents, hosting No. 2 Virginia on Sunday (6 p.m.) and No. 5 Duke Tuesday (9 p.m.)
• It will mark the first time since 2014-15 that the Demon Deacons will play consecutive games against top-five teams (No. 5 Louisville and No. 2 Duke)