vs. Clemson – L, 75-67

Postgame Press Conference

Game Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 3, 2018
Winston-Salem, NC (LJVM Coliseum)

GAME NOTES

PROMOTIONS
• The Belk Bowl champion Wake Forest football team will be honored

DEACS SEEK FIRST RANKED WIN AGAINST CLEMSON
• Wake Forest looks for its first ranked win of the season as it hosts No. 20 Clemson
• The Deacs are seeking to win consecutive ACC games for the first time this season

SERIES HISTORY
• Wake Forest leads 99-61 (Wake Forest leads 55-17 at home, 19-4 at LJVM Coliseum)
• With a win, Clemson would become the second opponent that Wake Forest has recorded 100 wins against (NC State: 105)
• Clemson has won the last four meetings, including sweeping both matchups last season
• Today’s game marks the first time a ranked Clemson squad has visited Winston-Salem since 2009, when the No. 10 Deacs downed the No. 18 Tigers 96-88 in the regular-season finale

AGAINST RANKED FOES
• Today’s game is Wake Forest’s sixth this season against a ranked opponent
• The Deacs have dropped the first five, falling to Tennessee, at North Carolina, Duke (twice) and Virginia

LAST TIME OUT
• Wake Forest topped Florida State, 76-72, on Wednesday to snap a seven-game losing streak
• The Deacs rallied from a 10-point deficit, the largest comeback of the season and the sixth double-digit comeback of the last three seasons
• Bryant Crawford led the Deacs with 19 points and seven assists
• Keyshawn Woods and Chaundee Brown each added 15 points

DEACS FROM DEEP
• Wake Forest ranks fourth in the ACC in 3-point percentage at 38.3
• 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 37.8 percent from 3-point range, making 7.9 triples per game
• The Deacs have made at least eight 3-pointers in six of 10 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)

CRAWFORD’S DIMES
• Bryant Crawford ranks ninth in Wake Forest history with 420 career assists
• His total is fourth in school history through his junior season, 10 away from second place
• He is the active ACC leader in career assists and second nationally among juniors (Jon Elmore of Marshall)
• He joins Ish Smith and Derrick McQueen as the only Deacons with at least 100 assists in each of their freshman, sophomore and junior years

UP NEXT
• The Deacs begin a two-game “sun to snow” road trip Wednesday with a visit to Miami (7pm, ESPN2)
• They follow that contest Sunday with a visit to Syracuse (1pm, ACC Network)