vs. Drake – Paradise Jam – L, 77-74

Game Story







Friday, November 17, 8:30 p.m.
Lynchburg, Va. (Vines Center)



  • Wake Forest begins its first road trip of the season by meeting Drake in the opening round of the Paradise Jam, which was relocated from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to Lynchburg, Va.
  • The Demon Deacons are off to an 0-2 start to a season for the first time since 1979-80 and are looking to avoid their first 0-3 start to a season since 1967-68
  • Drake defeated Division III Coe College in its opener, 101-54
  • Fans can watch every game of the Paradise Jam with a subscription to FloHoops.com


  • First all-time meeting


  • This year marks Wake Forest’s second appearance in the Paradise Jam
  • The Deacs finished seventh at the 2012 event, falling to Connecticut and Iona before downing Mercer in their final game
  • Wake Forest has finished third in each of its last two November tournaments (2015 Maui Invitational, 2016 Charleston Classic)
  • The Deacs’ last tournament victory came in 2008-09 when they won the 76 Classic in Anaheim
  • Wake Forest has won its opener (2015 Maui vs. No. 13 Indiana, 2016 Charleston vs. UTEP) in both November tournaments of the Manning era


  • Wake Forest suffered a 79-66 loss to Liberty to fall to 0-2 on the season
  • Bryant Crawford scored 21 points to lead the Deacs, his 17th career 20-point game
  • Doral Moore scored 14 points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds
  • The Deacs shot 11.8 percent (2-17) from 3-point range, their lowest percentage since shooting 11.1 percent (2-18) at North Carolina in 2016


  • Wake Forest is 10-6 in road/neutral non-conference games under Danny Manning
  • The Demon Deacons have won their first game away from home in each of the past three seasons (2014-15 at Tulane, 2015-16 at Bucknell, 2016-17 vs. UTEP in Charleston)

3 WITH 20

  • Three Demon Deacons have had a 20-point game this season (Keyshawn Woods – 25 vs. Georgia Southern; Chaundee Brown – 21 vs. Georgia Southern; Bryant Crawford – 21 vs. Liberty)
  • The last time Wake Forest had three different players record a 20-point game over the first two games of a season was 2008-09 (Al-Farouq Aminu, James Johnson, Jeff Teague)


  • The Deacs will play either Colorado or Quinnipiac on Saturday in their second game of the Paradise Jam (2:30 pm if in the consolation bracket, 8:30 pm if in the semifinals)
  • Wake Forest is 0-1 all-time against Colorado, an 89-72 home loss in 1991
  • Wake Forest has never played Quinnipiac